Boise fire and police investigators were back on the scene of an early morning blaze at a Boise duplex that sent three people to the hospital. The two-alarm fire was called in before 1 a.m., sending multiple engines to the 4500 block of Collister Street, between Hill Road and State Street.
Three residents were rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Two were able to get themselves out of the complex, but firefighters needed to rescue the third. Firefighters were able to break in through a bedroom window to rescue the female victim. Officials said the three injured people suffered injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to burns.
By 4 a.m., Boise Fire tweeted out, "Fire clearing scene. Fire and Boise PD investigators will be back at daylight." Officials said it appeared that the fire may have started in a front room of the one of the units, but the investigation continues.
Meanwhile, a separate blaze—this time in Parma—sent a man to the hospital for treatment of burns. The blaze in the 100 block of East Wendle Avenue triggered responses from the Parma, Wilder and Nyssa, Oregon fire departments. The victim suffered burns to his hands when he went back into his mobile home to help rescue his children. Firefighters said it appeared that the fire had started outside the home on an attached deck. The cause is still under investigation. The home was a complete loss.