Idaho Falls, ID: On August 30, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to Hoopes Avenue near the intersection of Hoopes Avenue and 12th Street for a report of a structure fire.
Upon arrival to a single story duplex, firefighters found flames coming from the exterior of one of the duplex units on the south side. There were four adults and one child inside the home when the fire started. All occupants were able to self-evacuate safely. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The fire damaged bushes, vinyl fencing and siding. There was some smoke damage to the attic. However, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and keep it from extending into the garage, attic, home, vehicles and surrounding structures, including a large apartment complex to the south of the duplex. Firefighters overhauled the structure and continued checking for extension.
The Idaho Falls Police Department responded, as well as two ambulances, three engines, a Battalion Chief and Public Information Officer from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.
Damages are estimated at approximately $10,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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