Idaho News

Monday, February 24, 2020

Multiple people escape north Boise home after fire

PHOTO: Boise Fire Department controlled a blaze at a home in the north section of Boise, near Pierce Park, after multiple people escaped, Sunday afternoon. Emergency crews responded after a call of a structure fire at 11:30 Sunday morning. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and is expected to be alright. The road is closed between Elmer and Castle as crews are conducting overhaul and salvage operations. The cause is still under investigation.
CBS 2 Idaho News

McCall firefighters to receive medal of honor for response after home explosion

It's been almost a year since a deadly home explosion in McCall. Now, two of the fire fighters first who helped that day are being awarded medals of honor for their quick work. "This is just the epitome of a community, faced with something horrific and everybody coming together as a team,” said Jon Metz, now with Nampa Fire Department. “You know, Jason and I, we're just kind of the spear.” Both these men are being awarded medals of honor coming up on August 28. And, it's all because of what happened, almost a year ago, on a quiet Sunday in McCall. "As soon as we got to a couple houses down before the explosion, we could start seeing debris in the road,” said McCall fire fighter, Jason Beck. John and Jason showed up in an ambulance. They were the first ones to get there. "We could hear intermittent screams of help, so it was a little stressful, at that moment,” Beck said.
CBS 2 Idaho News

Friday, February 21, 2020

3-year-old twin boys die in house fire in Weippe

Two 3-year-old twin boys died in a house fire in Weippe, Idaho early Friday morning. According to Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office responded to a fully engulfed structure fire on West 8th Avenue in Weippe shortly after 1 a.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, they were told the twins were unaccounted for, according to Goetz. Due to the intensity of the flames, crews were unable to rescue the boys, and they were found dead inside the house after the fire was put out, Goetz said. No other injuries were reported in the house fire, according to Goetz, who also said the house was a total loss. The Idaho State Marshal is investigating the fire.
KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane

Caldwell police searching for neighborhood playground arsonist

VIDEO: The peace and quiet in one Caldwell neighborhood was disrupted Wednesday night when someone set a playground on fire. Standing at the playground, you can still smell the charred plastic. CBS2 spoke to one of the neighbors who helped to put it out. She didn't want her face shown but she describes what it took to keep the flames from spreading. "We were all sitting eating dinner and somebody driving by came and knocked on our front window and pointed to the back and all we could see was black smoke pouring over the fence," one neighbor said. "He said he called 911 so we grabbed buckets and tried to put it out. We didn’t have a hose. One of the neighbors down the street got a hose somebody else got some buckets over to us so we basically started a bucket brigade throwing water on the fire trying to get it out."

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