BOISE -- Firefighters are working to mop up hotspots after a 25-acre brush fire burned near homes in southeast Boise Wednesday afternoon.

The fire burned near Holcomb and Amity roads. Boise Fire spokeswoman Char Jackson said the fire ignited on a hillside behind a house.

Flames were burning between industrial buildings and houses on South Tiger Lily Drive. Twelve homes in all were threatened, but firefighters were able to keep the flames in check.

The fire was under control by 1:10 p.m. No homes or other buildings were damaged.

The cause of the fire was ruled an accident.