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Posted on: November 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Early Morning Fire in the Foothills

Idaho Falls Fire Department Apparatus

Idaho Falls, ID:  On Nov. 8, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 1625 S Highline Drive for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival to a small two-story home in the foothills, firefighters reported flames coming from the front door. One occupant self-evacuated and was outside the home. Firefighters did a primary and secondary search and did not find other occupants inside the home.  However, there were two dogs inside the home when the fire started. One dog died from presumed smoke inhalation, but the other dog made it out of the home safely.

The fire originated in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and keep it from spreading to the rest of the home. They performed ventilation, overhaul and checked for hot spots. There was heavy smoke damage throughout the home.  No other structures were threatened.  

One adult female did sustain a non-life-threatening injury and was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center via ambulance for evaluation. There were no other injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Three ambulances, four engines, three water tenders and a battalion chief were dispatched.  

The damages were estimated at $100,000.

Additional Information: According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2010 to 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 166,100 home structure fires that involved cooking equipment per year. These fires caused an average of 480 civilian fire deaths, 5,540 civilian fire injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. Click HERE for cooking safety tips and other fire prevention education from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.

Media Note: The photo attached is a stock IFFD image. There were no photos of the fire provided. There is no other information at this time.  Contact: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122 or [email protected]

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