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UPDATE: Two Alarm Fire Destroys Boise International Market

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INTERNATIONAL MARKET FAMILY FUND GOFUNDME
  • International Market Family Fund GoFundMe
UPDATE: September 7, 2015 9 a.m.

By Monday morning, the GoFundMe International Market Family Fund had collected nearly $15,000. The fund, set up by some members of the market's vendor council was created Sunday morning to assist the vendors who saw their businesses go up in flames.

Organizers were planning to create a bank account to merge the GoFundMe funds along with other donations. A new BIM board of trustees is expected to be created this week to craft a plan to distribute the funds to those most in need. 


UPDATE:  September 6, 2015, 1 p.m.

The Boise Fire Department confirmed Sunday afternoon that the cause of a two alarm fire which destroyed the Boise International Market on the 5800 block of Franklin Street was accidental, starting in a kitchen.

Meanwhile, some members of the Boise International Market's vendor council have launched a GoFundMe account to assist vendors. More than $1,100 was collected in the first hour. Those funds, plus other donations will be pooled into a bank account while the BIM sets up a formal board of trustees and crafts a plan to best help the displaced vendors.

You can access the GoFundMe Boise International Market Family Fund by clicking here.


ORIGINAL POST: September 6, 2015,  9 a.m.

A two-alarm fire, sparked just before midnight Sept. 5, destroyed the Boise International Market. - BOISE FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • Boise Fire Department
  • A two-alarm fire, sparked just before midnight Sept. 5, destroyed the Boise International Market.
Fire investigators are on the scene Sunday morning, trying to determine the cause of a huge fire which destroyed the Boise International Market on the 5800 block of Franklin St. near Curtis Road. 

Just before midnight, the two alarm blaze sent six engines and two fire trucks to the scene. By sunrise, fire officials said a "massive amount of water" was poured on the fire, but nearly all of the businesses inside were destroyed. The main framework of the building did not collapse, according to officials.

The popular marketplace opened its doors in the fall of  2014 and held an official grand opening in April 2015. The International Market quickly became a destination for Treasure Valley citizens, eager to support more than a dozen vendors, most of them refugees from around the world.

A two-alarm fire, sparked just before midnight Sept. 5, destroyed the Boise International Market. - BOISE FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • Boise Fire Department
  • A two-alarm fire, sparked just before midnight Sept. 5, destroyed the Boise International Market.