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Fire Severely Damages Home In Minidoka

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By Paul Johnson

Minidoka, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Fire damaged a home in Minidoka, this Thursday afternoon. Minidoka County Fire Chief Mike Brown said the fire was reported at 12:18 this Thursday afternoon.

The roughly 2400 square foot home at 900 North and 900 East just off Highway 24 destroyed one bedroom and was burning down the hallway when the fire department arrived.

Chief Brown said the fire would have been much worse if not for the quick thinking of a Union Pacific Railroad employee. He spotted the flames in the window of the home which is located across the street from the tracks. He quickly broke a couple of windows and located a couple of garden hoses. He then begin spraying water on the flames.

The chief said the home suffered severe smoke damage. The cause appears to be electrical in nature possibly an entertainment center. He estimates the fire had been burning for about 30 minutes before being detected. Estimates of damage could reach $70,000. There were no injuries reported and the homeowner or any family members were at the residence when the fire broke out.


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