Investigators Say Latest Boise Foothills Fire Human-Caused 

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Boise fire investigators say the latest Foothills fire is human-caused.

A 30-acre stretch of the Boise Foothills lit up the pre-dawn sky Tuesday as flames swept through grasslands near the Boise Police Department's firing range. Fire crews were dispatched at approximately 4:30 a.m. to an area near Mountain Cove Road in Military Reserve.

One engine, a truck, water tenders and four brush rigs were brought in to assist the effort. With some assistance from a bulldozer from the Eagle Fire Department, firefighters were able to knock down the blaze in about an hour, but the resulting smoke pushed a blanket of haze across much of Boise.

Soon after it was extinguished, fire officials said the wildfire had been sparked by humans. The Boise Police Department has been brought in to assist the investigation.

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