The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. Thursday off Villa Ridge Way east of Quail Hollow Golf Course.
Boise Fire Department was on scene, an Ada County dispatcher said. According to the Boise Police Department’s Twitter account, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Eagle Fire Department helped fight the fire.
“The word we have is all homes and structures are safe,” the account reported. “Firefighters are knocking flames down in the brush.”
Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan tweeted a photo of an airplane dumping what appeared to be fire retardant in the Foothills.
Efforts to contact a Boise Fire Department representative by phone were not immediately successful.
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