A grass fire south of Boise on Thursday burned about 150 acres before firefighters brought it under control, saving nearby houses and outbuildings, according to Jared Jablonski, Boise Bureau of Land Management spokesman.
The fire came within 100 to 150 yards of houses but didn’t damage any, officials said. Jablonski said at about 1:15 p.m. that firefighters were mopping up the blaze.
Firefighters were first called to the scene just after 11 a.m., according to an Ada County emergency dispatcher. The fire was burning near South Vista Avenue and Kuna Mora Road, in a field not far from the Boise Gun Club.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There were no lightning strikes in the Boise area Thursday morning, including out south of town where the fire was burning, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind speeds at the Boise Airport were out of the south-southeast at about 20 mph from 11 a.m. to noon, when they were fighting the fire. There were gusts up to 30 mph. That was blowing smoke into the Valley.
This is a breaking news story. No other information was immediately available.