Early Morning Blaze Lights Up Hill Road Neighborhood


  • Boise Fire Department

Boise fire investigators are probing the cause of a pre-dawn blaze in northwest Boise.

Fire crews were alerted to the single-family house fire at approximately 5:45 a.m. on West Hill Road. But when firefighters arrived on the scene, they were hampered by the fact that there are few hydrants in the area. That triggered assistant calls to the Eagle, Meridian and Star fire departments which rushed extra water tenders to the scene.

The fire was doused within an hour, but the home suffered extensive damage. No injuries were reported, and witnesses said they weren't sure if the home was occupied at the time.