At approximately 2:15 a.m. on November 24, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 1900 block of Henryanna Avenue for a structure fire.
The reporting person told dispatch that there was smoke coming from an apartment within a nine-apartment complex. The occupant of the apartment where the fire started reported that a smoke detector went off, alerting the individual to the kitchen where the stove was on fire. The occupant attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher and water.
Dispatch instructed the occupants to get out of the apartment complex and to pound on the doors of the other apartments on their way outside. Officers from the Idaho Falls Police Department assisted with evacuating the occupants from each of the apartments.
Two ambulances, two engines, a battalion chief and a ladder truck responded. Upon arrival, firefighters reported a medium-sized multifamily two-story apartment complex with no fire visible from the outside.
One adult male was transported by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in stable condition. There were no other injuries to civilians, police officers or firefighters.
While there was moderate fire damage to the kitchen, firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the kitchen and away from the other eight apartments. There was smoke damage to three apartments. Damages are estimated at $10,000 in property damage and $5,000 in content damage.
“If you were displaced from this fire and need a place to stay or other assistance, please reach out to the local Red Cross or give us a call and we can direct you to other resources,” states IFFD Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon.
- American Red Cross of Greater Idaho: (208) 947-4357. Click HERE for online assistance.
- Idaho Falls Fire Department: (208) 612-8495.
- NFPA Cooking Safety
Media Contact: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122, [email protected].