Idaho News

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

With a hose decoupling, the new Fire Station No. 3 is open to serve Twin Falls

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Instead of a ribbon cutting, the new fire station number 3 in south Twin Falls was officially opened with a hose decoupling. This ten-thousand foot facility on Washington Street South will more than triple the size of the old Fire Station No. 3 that is is replacing. The public got its first look, plus some snacks, drinks and a tour of the new station. "We have computers around the perimeter and then we have meetings at the table and then we have two screens here that we have a class or we need a zoom conversations," Brooks said. This new facility will have a clean side and a dirty side, allowing firefighters to keep contaminated and potentially toxic gear away from living areas. "Once you get back from an incident, they can take their turnout off, clean them up before they enter back into the clean areas," Brooks said.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Twin Falls Fire Department responds to undetermined structure fire on Jefferson Street

VIDEO: The Twin Falls Fire and Police Departments responded to a fire off of Jefferson Street around 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Multiple firefighters arrived on scene to extinguish the fire from a corner house. The fire was ignited inside a local resident’s garage. The fire department reported having an access issue when attempting to put the fire out, causing them to cut the garage doors open. However, once they created an open space and ventilation, they were able to put out the fire in under five minutes. “We were dispatched to a structure fire, it wasn’t really clear what part or structure was on fire when we got the initial call,” said TFFD Battalion Chief Aaron Hudson. “It ended up being a detached garage that you see behind me. We think the cause was some sort of mechanical work or somebody working on or welded on a vehicle inside the garage.”
KMVT-TV CBS/CW+ 11 Twin Falls

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