Idaho Falls, ID: At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to East Idaho Elite Wrestling, 243 Gladstone, Idaho Falls for a structure fire.
Crews arrived on scene to find fire coming from the roof of the building. The fire was determined to be burning around a roof-mounted HVAC unit after a rooftop natural gas line sheared off and ignited. It is suspected that the gas line sheared off due to the snow load on the roof.
The ladder truck was utilized to access the roof and extinguish the fire. Shutting down the natural gas to the building was difficult for firefighters due to a large amount of snow and ice pushing around the gas meter.
The Idaho Falls Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the public to make sure their natural gas meters and fire hydrants are clear of snow and debris to help first responders in emergencies.
Two fire engines, one ladder truck, three ambulances, a battalion chief and two incident safety officers responded to the fire.
There were no injuries reported.
Damage is estimated at $5,000.
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.