BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Cottonwood Suites.
Firefighters were called around 4 a.m. Thursday to the hotel on Main Street. The hotel was evacuated. Eleven people were rescued by ladder from a third-floor balcony because of a high volume of smoke.
We are on scene of a two alarm fire at a hotel on the 3000 block of W Main St. The call came in at 4:02am and the hotel was evacuated. 11 people were rescued from a third floor balcony. 9 people were evaluated by medical personnel on scene but none were taken to the hospital(1/2)— Boise Fire Dept. (@BoiseFire) November 19, 2020
Boise Fire Battalion Chief Steve Rasulo says crews found an active fire in the laundry room but controlled it quickly after bringing in more resources. Nine people were evaluated by medical personnel on the scene, but nobody was taken to the hospital.
One firefighter suffered an ankle injury and is recovering. Guests are being moved to the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Boise.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.