Update: Boise Foothills grass fire contained after burning off N. Pierce Park Lane

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Boise Fire Department

The grass fire that began blazing Sunday night in the Boise Foothills was contained and controlled as of Monday morning.

Crews from the Boise Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management and Eagle Fire Department responded to the blaze, which began in the 7400 block of Pierce Park Lane, just before 8 p.m, according to a tweet from the Boise Fire Department.

Investigators from Boise fire determined the fire was human-caused, spokesperson Lynsey Amundson told the Idaho Statesman by email. Authorities are still investigating the fire.

By 9:30 p.m., crews had the fire “surrounded” and it was burning “within their control lines,” according to a tweet that showed video of the work.

At 8:21 a.m. Monday, the fire was contained and controlled, Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Caleb Ashby told the Idaho Statesman by email. A tweet from the Boise Fire Department said the fire was 100% contained and that the department plans to keep one crew out until midday to “make sure nothing flares up.”

No civilians or firefighters were reported injured, Ashby said.

The fire consumed about 5 acres, officials said. Ashby said it was private land, but the bureau responded because of the proximity to federal lands. He added there were no habitat issues.

Residents within a half-mile of the fire were notified via the Code Red system from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, but no structures were threatened, the Boise Fire Department said. Hikers and bikers were told to avoid the area.