Grass fire near the Canyon / Gem County line

File photo: grass fire

Firefighters battled a quickly moving grass fire today near the Canyon and Gem County line.

The fire broke out around 3:40 this afternoon.

It started as a controlled burn but breezy conditions caused the flames to spread.

The fire quickly reached 15 acres in size.

Crews from Sand Hollow, Caldwell and Middleton doused the flames.

The fire was out shortly after 7:30 tonight.

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