Fire Partially Destroys Church Operated Thrift Store In Boise Over The Weekend


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - A fire at a church run thrift store in Boise over the weekend may be the work of an arsonist. Boise Firefighters responded to the structure fire at 2:47am Sunday morning after a passerby reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the New Again Store on the corner of Auto Drive and W. Franklin Road. Firefighters were quickly able to put out the flames, however not before about a quarter of the structure was burned and the entire structure suffered smoke damage. During firefighting efforts, crews became concerned as a portion of the roof became unstable. Firefighters worked to protect themselves from the roof collapse as they worked to put out the fire. The New Again store is operated by Calvary Chapel. Investigating officers are searching for more information on how the fire may have started. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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