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Crews mopping up after wildfire threatened homes south of Boise

The fire burned about 400 acres of brush near the intersection of 10 Mile Creek Road and Hubbard Road.

BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters worked quickly to protect multiple structures from a wildfire burning southeast of the Boise Airport Monday afternoon.

According to the Bureau of Land Management, the Hubby Fire burned about 400 acres of brush near the intersection of 10 Mile Creek and Hubbard Road.

Homes are no longer threatened, officials said Monday evening, and crews are now working to mop up any hot spots along the perimeter of the fire. 

Containment was expected by 8 p.m. Monday and full control is expected by 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

A portion of 10 Mile Creek Road was closed between Hubbard and Pleasant Valley Road for a time but has since reopened.

A BLM spokesman said this fire is a perfect example of how fast flames can spread under the right conditions.

"We're in prime fire season now," said BLM public information officer Jared Jablonski. "We're starting to reach critical levels on the fuel moisture readings we take during the summer.  It's extremely hot, extremely dry, relatively low humidity. So please be cautious if you're out recreating on public lands and just be cautious around any dry vegetation in general."

Fire departments from Boise, Meridian, Kuna and Eagle assisted the BLM in the firefighting effort.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.