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Apartment Building Fire

Idaho Falls, ID:  On December 27, 2016 at 9:51 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 139 S. Water Street for a report of smoke coming from an apartment building.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire in the attic space. The building was searched and evacuated. The fire was quickly extinguished.

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Smoke did travel through several apartments. The power was cut to the entire building due to fire damage near the electrical services.

All tenants were displaced due to the fire. The Red Cross is working with the building tenants for sheltering needs for individuals and pets.

A total of 21 firefighters were on scene to include three engines, one ladder truck, three ambulances, two chiefs and a fire inspector.

The estimated damage is undetermined at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

For additional information, contact Battalion Chief Cody Anderson at (208) 612-8495.

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About Idaho Falls Fire Department:  The mission of the Idaho Falls Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of Idaho Falls by providing the highest possible levels of service through fire prevention, public education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and mitigation of the effects of natural and man-made disasters consistent with the resources provided as desired and dictated by the citizens and elected officials of the City of Idaho Falls. 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.