Boise Fire Douses Flames From 'Pit' in Oil Change Business


Boise firefighters were able to douse flames from a 55-gallon drum of methanol this morning before the blaze could spread. The Fire Department was called out just before 9 a.m. to an oil change business on the 8400 block of Overland Road and quickly evacuated employees from the scene.

Firefighters said the flames were coming from a drum in the so-called "pit area" of the business, where employees usually work to change oil.

No damage was done to the structure and the cause is still under investigation.