The Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to the 900 block of Koster Avenue in Idaho Falls for a structure fire shortly before 2 p.m. this afternoon, Dec. 29.
The reporting person stated that there was a fire in the basement bathroom. When firefighters arrived to the single story home there was heavy smoke coming from the roof and the basement.
One adult female was home alone at the time of the fire and was able to evacuate safely. There were no injuries to civilians or first responders.
The fire caused damage to the basement bathroom and hallway with smoke damage throughout the home. The Chaplains of Idaho were dispatched to provide assistance and to help find temporary shelter for the two adults who were displaced by the fire and smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by IFFD’s Fire Prevention and Investigation Division.
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