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.
Update: The adult female victim who escaped the house fire on W. Lemhi St. and was taken to the hospital Friday morning has passed away from her injuries. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of both victims. Their identities will be released by the Ada County Coroner.— Boise Fire Dept. (@BoiseFire) January 17, 2021
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.
At 3:46am we responded to a structure fire on the 2800 block of W. Lemhi. There was heavy fire on the inside of the house. Two residents were taken to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire crews remain on scene. Two firefighters received minor injuries.— Boise Fire Dept. (@BoiseFire) January 15, 2021