The Meridian Fire Department, Boise Fire Department and Eagle Fire were able to extinguish a structure fire reported initially at approximately 8:05 a.m., on Tuesday, February 9th.
When crews arrived at 8:10 a.m., an 1800 square foot shop was fully engulfed.
“When firefighters arrived on scene, fire conditions were too severe to make entry into the building on fire. The lack of fire hydrants in this area also added to the complexity in getting this fire under control” said Deputy Chief of Operations David Jones, Meridian Fire.
A person on scene was evaluated by paramedics and treated for smoke inhalation but was not transported to a local hospital.
“Not only do our firefighters train every day on how to effectively fight fire, they also train on how to make good decisions. On this fire, the decision was made early to not go inside but instead fight a defensive fire. That was the right decision. Shortly after arriving, the roof collapsed” added Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer, Meridian Fire.
The fire had some residual hot spots until 9:51 a.m. and fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause.