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UPDATE: Coroner Identifies Victim in Boise Apartment Building Fire; 21 Families Being Assisted by Red Cross


The Arbor Crossing Apartments are bordered by North Street and Stoker Lane, off of State Street. - GOOGLE EARTH
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December 12, 2016

The Ada County Coroner has identified the body of a woman killed in a December 10th fire which swept through a Boise apartment building as 45-year-old Wendy Comfort. The cause and manner of death was not included in the coroner's initial report, adding that toxicology tests will still take several more weeks.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the exact cause of the blaze is ongoing. Three residents, including a child were treated on the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth resident was sent to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, and a firefighter also sustained minor injuries.

The American Red Cross said it was currently assisting up to 21 families, due to some loss in the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY:: December 11, 2016

Investigators are working to piece together the cause of a fire that swept through the Arbor Crossing Apartment Complex on Saturday, killing one person and injuring five others.

After neighbors heard a series of smoke alarms and called 911, the Boise Fire Department dispatched 10 engines and four trucks to the 5100 block of West Stoker Lane just after 1 p.m. on Dec. 10. By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, flames and heavy smoke were pouring through the building. The Eagle and Meridian fire departments also helped knock down the fire.

As of Sunday morning, officials had not released any information about the person killed in the fire. Another person was rushed to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two adults and one child were also treated on the scene and one firefighter was injured battling the blaze.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross is aiding families and individuals displaced by the fire.

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