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Posted on: January 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Structure Fire on Cathryn Avenue

Idaho Falls, ID:  On January 14, 2018 at 10:41 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 1000 Cathryn Avenue, Idaho Falls for a report of a structure fire.

Units arrived in under six minutes to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the corner bedroom of a one story home.  All occupants were out of the home when firefighters arrived.Structure Fire_Cathryn Ave

Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and entered the home to finish extinguishing and overhauling the structure. They then checked for fire extension into the attic.

One adult female was transported by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with superficial burns and smoke inhalation.

The initial damage is estimated at $50,000.

The reported cause of the fire was due to the adult female falling asleep in bed while smoking a cigarette.

Three engines, three ambulances and a battalion chief responded to the incident.

Contact Information: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, Idaho Falls Fire Department, (208) 612-8122 or khammon@idahofallsidaho.gov.

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About Idaho Falls Fire Department: The Idaho Falls Fire Department is committed to providing professional life-saving services ensuring the safety and security of our community. The Department serves the City of Idaho Falls and the Bonneville County Fire Protection District. In 2015, the department provided an unmatched level of service at 4,011 engine responses and 8,666 ambulance calls.  Learn more on our website.

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