BOISE, Idaho — A man is dead after house fire early Saturday morning in downtown Boise.
Boise Fire officials say crews responded to the 600 block of East Jefferson Street around 1:33 a.m. Saturday.
Cause of the fire was accidental, due to improper disposal of smoking materials. Please ensure your home has working smoke detectors.— Boise Fire Dept. (@BoiseFire) December 16, 2018
"When crews arrived, the home was heavily involved in fire," a press release stated.
Neighbors alerted responding firefighters that it was likely someone was inside the home. Crews were able to pull the man out and he was transported to a hospital where he later died as a result of the fire.
The victim has been identified as 69 years old, Robert Records and the cause of death is listed as thermal injures and inhalation of combustion products.
The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental due to improper disposal of smoking materials.