Man dead following central Idaho house fire, woman escapes

Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 18:36:52-04

 Authorities in central Idaho say a house fire in Bellevue left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Wood River Fire and Rescue Chief Bart Lassman says the couple was in the house when the fire was reported at about 6 a.m. Friday.

Lassman says the man died in the house, but the woman escaped and was driven to a hospital by a relative.

Names haven't been released.

Lassman says the house is a total loss. Damage estimates weren't provided.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.