Fire in an eight-story building
HighRise Ops Staff
BOISE, Idaho – The cause of a fire in a Boise building under construction is currently undetermined, according to the Boise Fire Department.
Idaho News 6 reported that the fire at the 2nd Street and W. Myrtle Street building on March 4 is still under investigation.
Boise firefighters responded to the fire at approximately 6:35 p.m. and it was under control by 7:08 p.m.
Access to the building was difficult due to construction and one of the fire hydrants was not yet in service.
Firefighters used on ladder trucks and forced entry to access the roof.
Seven apartments were damaged due to fire and water.
Update: Firefighters were able to access the roof on the 8th floor of the building using two ladder trucks. They also ran water lines up the ladder to access the roof. Firefighters were able to get control of the fire by 7:08 pm. https://t.co/cQCF8clFt0 pic.twitter.com/h61kYBaF5d
— Boise Fire Dept. (@BoiseFire) March 5, 2021