EAGLE-- Extreme heat and stormy weather are making this a very busy time on the fire lines.

Lightning overnight ignited a grass fire north of Eagle that charred about 250 acres.

The Willow Creek Fire started in the foothills, about two miles northeast of the Eagle Road-Beacon Light Road intersection.

The Eagle Fire Department and Bureau of Land Management are battling the fire with two engines, two bulldozers, one heavy air tanker, a single-engine plane, and a helicopter.

Thanks to quick response and low winds, no structures were ever threatened.

We have the resources in place if we need to do any evacuations or anything like that. But right now, we're fortunate with winds and things like that and the firefighters being on scene, able to get a handle on it, said Sgt. Patrick Schneider with the Ada County Sheriff's Office. We don't have any structures threatened at this point. Residents have been advised through a phone call, but right now, it's just to keep them aware of what's going on.

Fire crews are expected to be mopping up and watching for flare-ups into the night.

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