Townhouse fire displaces family

Fire officials worked fast to completely put out the blaze but a family remains without a home
Structure fire displaces family
Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 7:28 AM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — At around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the Twin Falls Fire Department got reports of a fire at a duplex on Gardner Avenue and Harrison Street. When firefighters arrived, the townhome was fully engulfed in flames.

There were five people inside the home when the fire started, but they got out quickly. Fire officials got the blaze under control in a short period of time and no injures have been reported.

According to the Twin Falls Fire Department’s Fire Chief, Les Kenworthy, this fire seems to be accidental and the family believes the fire started with the water heater. However, the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. He also mentioned, this good a reminder for people to have working smoke detectors.

“We had a fatal fire a little over a week ago, and smoke detectors are really important. So, we’re just reminding people to check their smoke detectors and if you don’t have smoke detectors the fire department can help you with that, but smoke detectors do save lives,” explained Chief Kenworthy.

The Twin Falls Fire Department, the Twin Falls Police, Magic Valley Paramedics, and the Rock Creek Fire Department all responded to the fire.

The family is now getting assistance from the Red Cross.

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