Two homes damaged in recent fires in Power County

  • Source: Idaho State Journal
  • Published: 02/18/2021 05:43 PM

Two more homes have sustained significant damage in recent fires. A fire destroyed a home in Power County on Sunday morning, and another caused thousands of dollars in damage to a house near Downey on Feb. 11. No one was injured in either incident. The most recent fire involved a mobile home located on Highway 39 near Pleasant Valley Road. American Falls Fire Chief Jason McLean said the occupants were using a propane heater outside of the home to thaw water pipes. He believes some insulation caught fire in the process. The occupants were able to safely exit the home and call for help. The mobile home was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrive on scene, McLean said, adding that they weren’t able to save the structure but worked hard to keep the flames away from a nearby propane tank, shed and another house.


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