Idaho News

Monday, October 19, 2020

Two residents, one firefighter being treated for minor injuries after Boise house fire

The Boise Fire Department responded to a house fire near N. 20th and W. Anderson around 5:30 Monday morning. The department said on Twitter the home was fully involved and the structure is a total loss. Two residents are being treated for minor injuries and one firefighter was treated at the scene. According to the Tweet, police helped evacuate residents and neighbors. The fire was under control at around 7 a.m. Boise Fire says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters extinguish house fire in Pocatello

Firefighters extinguished a house fire on the city's north side on Sunday. The blaze on the 1400 block of Zener Street near Highway 30 was reported around 5:45 p.m. The Pocatello Fire Department reported around 6:35 p.m. that the blaze had been extinguished. The blaze caused significant fire damage to the home's attic, where the fire started, and there's water and smoke damage throughout the rest of the house, but the residence is salvageable, firefighters said. The home's occupants were inside the residence when the fire ignited and unsuccessfully attempted to extinguish the blaze prior to the Fire Department's arrival, authorities said. All of the home's residents were able to safely exit the house and the fire did not result in any injuries. The Fire Department said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Idaho State Journal

Friday, October 16, 2020

Meridian firefighters hone their survival skills in live fire training

VIDEO: White smoke could be seen billowing from a residence on West Franklin Road in Meridian Thursday morning. The Meridian Fire Department conducted a live training exercise on a donated structure. Firefighters completed several training sessions there to build and reinforce best practices for search and rescue and firefighter survival skills prior to the live fire event. "Structural firefighting is a culmination of our basic skills that Meridian firefighters must exercise consistently and constantly," said Meridian Fire Division Chief of Training Kevin Fedrizzi. "We must be able to react in a habitual way that will allow us to operate safely, efficiently, and effectively." "This is a great opportunity to witness first-hand the complexities of fighting a house fire," said Meridian Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer.

BLM deputy director comes to Idaho to check out the Badger Fire

The Idaho Bureau of Land Management had a special VIP guest Thursday afternoon to check out the destruction from the Badger Fire. KMVT had the opportunity to see who it was and why he came to Southern Idaho. Wildfires have been creating havoc in California, Oregon, and even parts of Southern Idaho since September. One of them was the Badger Fire, which ignited on September 12 and burned for nearly a month, destroying more than 90,000 acres of public and private lands. BLM deputy director William Perry Pendley came by on Thursday to get a tour of the area with local officials and to get an overview of what caused the fire. He also wanted to discuss with local officials how hazardous fuels are handled on BLM land in the Gem State. “Well the president (Donald Trump) is very committed to fighting wildfires, but also making sure we don’t have as big of wildfires as we had in the past,” Pendley said.
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