Just after 7 a.m. this morning, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to a structure fire in a small single-story home located at the 2000 block of N 45th W. The reporting person told dispatch the living room was on fire. There was one adult male and a cat and dog inside the house when the fire started.
At approximately 7:18 a.m. firefighters reported that the fire put itself out. Most of the damage was contained to the living room with smoke damage throughout the home. Damages are estimated at $40K.
The homeowner was able to evacuate. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. One dog was found deceased inside the home. There were no other injuries to civilians or first responders.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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