8 displaced after fire at Boise apartment complex

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Posted at 5:11 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 05:22:52-04

BOISE, Idaho — On April 23, Boise Fire responded to a seven-unit apartment building in the 1400 Block of Jefferson. When crews arrived at 7:45 p.m., heavy flames were coming from the top right unit and from the roof. Fire investigators are still working to determine a cause for this fire.

The second floor of the building received significant damage. The remaining units all have smoke and water damage. A man suffered smoke inhalation, but he refused transport to the hospital. He was rescued by three men who were in the area when the fire began and were able to kick down the door and assist him and bring him safely outside. One cat died in the fire. The Red Cross and Boise Firefighters Burnout Fund are assisting the residents that are displaced.

This is the second time crews have been called to put out a fire at the same building in as many weeks. The fire on April 12 was contained to the second floor apartment, the investigation into that fire is still ongoing. The investigator from that fire and the fire last night are working together.