Fire breaks out at Simplot building

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 23:49:36-04

Boise Fire Department crews have responded to a fire at the Simplot office buidling under construction in downtown Boise, at 1000 West Myrtle Street.

The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m., according to an Ada County dispatcher, in a man-lift arm, commonly known as a “cherry picker.”

Simplot spokesman Ken Dey said police have blocked off a section of Myrtle Street.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest details as they become available.