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Two people die after Friday house fire on W. Lemhi St.

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 05:23:49-05

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE:

The Boise Fire Department says a second person has died after a Friday house fire on W. Lemhi Street in Boise.

Officials say the female victim hospitalized over the weekend passed away from her injuries.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Boise Fire Department says one person has died after an early morning house fire on W. Lemhi Street in Boise.

The Boise Police Department and Ada County Paramedics also responded. When they arrived, there was heavy fire coming from inside the home and one resident had been able to escape.

Boise Police officers started evacuating neighbors and closed the road. Firefighters entered the home and rescued a second person and Ada County Paramedics took both victims to the hospital.

The adult victim rescued from the home died of his injuries and was later pronounced dead, according to a news release.

It took fire crews around 40 minutes to control the fire, which extended throughout the main floor and into hard to reach areas of the roof. The Boise Fire Department says there was a large amount of debris inside the home, as well as multiple oxygen tanks that caused small explosions.

Two firefighters received minor injuries. A dog and a cat also died as a result of the fire.

Boise Fire and Boise Police are still investigating the cause of the fire. The home did have smoke detectors.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Ada County Coroner.

Two firefighters received minor injuries.