A 600-acre fire north of Lucky Peak Dam will likely be fully contained by 9 p.m., officials said. The fire burned six structures, but fire crews were able to save a house that was threatened by the flames.
The homes resident fled as the fire got close, officials said.
The Highland Alley Fire started Tuesday afternoon as a small grass fire that quickly spread, shutting down Highway 21 in both directions for several hours.
The highway is now open. Four engines, a crew and a bulldozer are continuing to work on the fire Wednesday.
A new small fire has also been spotted in the Boise Foothills. The 1.5 acre fire was sparked by a car that rolled and caught fire. Several agencies are working to extinguish the fire using a U.S. Forest Service helicopter.