UPDATE: More Than 250 Acres Charred in Foothills


UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Fire crews are expected to remain on the scene through the evening and into Thursday to make certain "hot spots" are no longer a threat. Over 100 firefighters from as far away as eastern Oregon responded to the blaze. Five helicopters (one flew up from the Magic Valley) helped with fire management. Fire officials said today's cooler weather helped their efforts by not pre-heating sagebrush and grass. The blaze started not far from East Junior High School above Harris Ranch and pushed north and east into the Boise Foothills.

UPDATE: 3 p.m.: The fire is now estimated to be roughly 250 acres, but it is 75 percent contained. Helicopter air drops have continued to help knock down the fire.

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.: The fire is now estimated to be 200 acres and is still burning to the northeast. No structures are threatened.

UPDATE: What is now being called the Council Springs Fire has grown to roughly 20 acres and is slowly climbing uphill to the northeast. A BLM helicopter did a water drop earlier, and crews are on site. There are still no structures being threatened at this time.

Fire crews from the Boise Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management are responding to a small fire in the Boise Foothills near Warm Springs Avenue.

Crews report the wildfire is roughly one acre and burning in a ravine, but that no structures are threatened. No cause has been identified as yet.

Check back for updates if the fire grows or spreads.