Boise State "Quad" evacuated after accidental fire caused by electrical failure

Posted at 11:36 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 19:16:33-05

BOISE, Idaho — Boise State officials have given the all clear after asking the campus community to evacuate the Quad area due to a fire Tuesday morning.

Boise Fire and Boise State Public Safety first responded to reports of smoke in Riverfront Hall, but fire officials later said it was an accidental fire due to an electrical failure with their flood control system. A spokesman for Boise Fire told 6 On Your Side the smoke from that fire spread via an underground tunnel system to the library which caused the smoke alarm there to go off.

Students were evacuated to the ILC and the Student Union Building and were asked to remain indoors.

Boise State delayed classes in Riverfront and the Albertsons Library, but all classes have resumed and all roads on campus have been reopened.