UPDATE: Cause of Hagerman Church fire deemed to be an accident

Hagerman Christian Center pastor has a message for the community after devastating church fire
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 9:45 PM MDT
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HAGERMAN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Update: Saturday 4:20 p.m.

The Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire at the Hagerman Christian Center to be an accident.

According to the Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office Facebook post a member of the congregation “was sprucing up the landscaping for Sunday Services with the use of a weed burner and an errant ember smoldered unnoticed at the base of the wooden siding. Evidence at the scene and a series of interviews support this conclusion,” their post said.

They say this serves as a good reminder to always check the weather before burning weeds and to have a hose with you to douse your area when finished.

ORIGINAL STORY: Multiple agencies responded to a fire in Hagerman Friday evening.

The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. at the Hagerman Christian Center.

Crews were called out from multiple agencies including Wendell, Hagerman, Gooding, and Bliss.

KMVT does not know the extent of the fire at this time.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

KMVT will update this once we know more information.

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