Apartment fire displaces Twin Falls families

No reports of anyone hurt or injured in incident.
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 3:23 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - An apartment fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon has displaced some Twin Falls families.

The Twin Falls Fire Department was called some time before 1 p.m. to an apartment fire the Twin Falls Gardens Apartments on Lois Street in southern Twin Falls, and the Twin Falls Police Department had traffic blocked off to area for about an hour.

Fire officials said no one was hurt or injured in the incident, but residents had to be evacuated from the apartment building that caught on fire.

The fire chief said it’s hard to know at this time if all the apartments are completely destroyed, but he believes all the families living in the four apartments impacted by the fire will be displaced for the time being.

“I haven’t actually gotten close enough at this time to know how many are uninhabitable. I would probably say all of them at this point from the entry aspect alone, because that is a hazard with that overhead,” said Chief Les Kenworthy, Twin Falls Fire Department.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. and calls were placed by fire officials on scene to the American Red Cross to assist the families impacted by the fire.

Rock Creek Fire Protection District and Jerome Fire Department were called to assist, with the support of the Twin Falls Police Department.

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