Boise Fire investigating early morning fire at Cottonwood Suites

Posted at 6:34 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 08:39:16-05

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.

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.