VIDEO: A second-alarm fire broke out at a nine-story building under construction in downtown Boise Thursday.
The fire broke out just after 6:30 p.m. near 2nd Street and Myrtle. Roughly 40 firefighters and 13 crews responded to the scene. The building is currently under construction. Numerous roads in the area were closed while crews worked to contain the fire.
Battalion Chief Steve Rasulo says the building had scaffolding in places inside the outer walls, which made for tough access for firefighters. Crews used their 100-foot ladder to help get water onto the flames.
"Access to the building was initially difficult as the building was under construction and one of the fire hydrants was not yet in service," Boise Fire said.