There was a bad house fire that took lives and injured others early this morning (Friday). The Boise Fire Department responded at about 4am to the call. The house fire was on the 2800 block of W. Lemhi Street. One person, one Dog and one cat did not make it. The person who passed was rescued out of the home but died from sustained injuries at the hospital hours later. Another person is still in the hospital from the fire but is expected to make a recovery.

Two of the firefighters also sustained injuries while fighting the house fire, both are recovering and will make full recoveries. According to Idaho News Chanel 2, Boise Fire Department said the home was full of obstacles and debris and even some oxygen tanks. The oxygen tanks were exploding making an extreme situation even more extreme.  It took about 40 minutes for the fire crew to get control of the house fire which was already raging when they got there. In photos of the home the structure itself is still standing but the entire interior is black and badly burned.

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The Boise Police Department are still investigating the cause of the fire. As far as the victim, the identity will be released by the Ada County Coroner after the proper individuals like family are reached first.

Please be safe and careful especially in these colder months with heaters and fires going sometimes non-stop to keep everyone warm. We want our fellow Treasure Valley family to be warm and safe.

 

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