VIDEO: A Boise County family is getting ready to spend the Easter holiday without a home after a fire destroyed their house just two days before the holiday.
In the face of tragedy, they're keeping their hopes and spirits high and sharing an inspirational Easter message.
The Beggs family was planning on hosting a special Easter dinner for their loved ones on Saturday night. "I was so excited for it, but God had other plans," Jill Beggs said.
Instead, Jill and Kyle Beggs and their three sons are spending Saturday in a Boise hotel.
"This is my home burning down behind me, but God gives us courage and comfort and we're all alive, even though my house is gone," Jill said.
The fire happened on Friday afternoon, completely destroying the home. Fortunately, Jill and her sons weren't home when the blaze started.
Robert George Schaff, age 60, passed away at home Friday, April 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born Nov. 12, 1958, to George and Donna (Adams) Schaff in Cottonwood, and graduated from Orofino High School in 1977. He joined the U.S. Army National Guard and served as a recruiter and explosives/tactical weapons engineer until 1984.
He later worked as a self-employed carpenter, an electrical apprentice and as a Clearwater County sheriff’s reserve deputy with a specialty in diving. Following another passion, he studied pre-nursing at North Idaho College prior to starting a career at Kootenai Health in IT management. Bob worked at Kootenai Health for more than 26 years, most recently implementing the emergency communication systems.
Twin Falls firefighters responded to a structure on fire at the Colonial Apartments early Saturday morning.
A kitchen fire in an apartment on the second floor trapped a man according to fire officials. The incident happened about 2:45 a.m. and crews were able to rescue him.
The department's battalion fire chief said the man was taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley after suffering from smoke inhalation, he was then flown to Utah.
The identify of the man was not released and at this time It's unknown the state of his condition.
Magic Valley Paramedics and Twin Falls Police responded to the incident as well.
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Jerome Fire Department firefighters put out a car that had flames coming from under the car’s hood at the Walmart in Jerome.
Interim Fire Chief Mike Harrison said a passerby called firefighters at about noon for a car that was smoking.
Firefighters found a fire burning in the engine compartment of a Nissan Sentra and knocked down the flames. Harrison said the owner of the car saw her car smoking before it died and pulled it into the store’s parking lot. It stopped smoking and she went inside, but then the passerby saw it later on. No one was injured.
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