6 buildings burn in small Butte County town
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A fire pushed by strong winds destroyed six vacant buildings in the unincorporated town of Howe northwest of Idaho Falls. No one was injured.
KIFI-TV reports the fire started at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Howe Cafe and also destroyed the Little Lost Store. The fire then jumped the highway, burning another cafe. One house was evacuated.
Ric Katseanes of Idaho Falls says he noticed smoke coming from the roof of the cafe and called 911. He says Idaho National Laboratory firefighters arrived about 30 minutes later.
Butte County school superintendent Spencer Larsen says the fire threatened Howe Elementary School.
A dispatcher said no one was available in the sheriff's office to comment.
A fire marshal was expected to be in Howe on Wednesday to begin investigating.
Information from: KIFI-TV, http://www.localnews8.com/