Foothills fire was human-caused, grew to 73 acres

The Hulls Fire in the Boise Foothills burned about 73 acres Wednesday, and all active flames had been extinguished by about 7 p.m., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reported.

The grass fire was reported by several people at about 1:30 p.m., the Boise Fire Department reports. Firefighters from the BFD and BLM were dispatched to the 3000 block of North Sunset Peak, east of 8th Street. The fire was contained Wednesday night and expected to be controlled by noon Thursday. Four fire engines were scheduled to stay at the site overnight.

By 3 p.m., the Boise Fire Department reported firefighters were containing the fire between the Sidewinder, Crestline and Hulls Gulch trails. Firefighters worked to protect homes in the area. None were damaged.

Resources on the fire included five brush rigs, a water tender, five command staff, an airplane, two helicopters, two dozers and four BLM fire engines, the BFD reports.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 208-394-3394 and leave a message.