Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Fire ripped through a home in the 2200 block of West Sunrise Rim Road Monday night. Before even arriving at the scene, crews called for another alarm be sent out to get more assistance. The call came in at 7:00 pm from a passerby who saw heavy smoke coming from the home. In all six engines, two ladder trucks and two Batalion Chief’s responded. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the east side, back and roof of the house. Winds blowing flames west also posed a significant threat to the house just to the west of the involved home. Additionally, a wood pile and debris behind the home and above the New York Canal ignited and began burning along the canal bank. A side fence also caught fire.
"Firefighters who went in to make sure no one was inside the home were quickly called out due to the danger. Firefighters had to go defensive and work hard to keep the flames from spreading to nearby homes, which fortunately they did," said Boise Fire Battalion Chief Tom Pawek.
When the flames were knocked down, the house was heavily damaged. No one was hurt.
Boise fire investigators responded. However, the exact cause of the fire cannot be determined at this time.
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