Off-duty firefighter helps woman, pets to safety in house fire

Posted at 8:53 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 22:53:47-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Fire Department is trying to figure out what started a fire in southeast Boise that extensively damaged a home.

It happened Monday afternoon at S Minuteman Way and E Bergeson.

"There is fire damage to kitchen and smoke and water damage through the home," the department tweeted.

Luckily, an off-duty Boise firefighter was nearby and jumped in to help a woman who was inside and her pets to safety.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined.