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☷ Idaho Falls Idaho - Juniper Drive House Fire 20 May 2022
Idaho Falls , state Idaho ( By Press Release office)
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At 4:02 p . m . this afternoon , the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department responded to house a fire on the 1600 block of Juniper Drive , near its intersection with 17
Street in Idaho Falls .
The reporting person stated that the patio on the back of the home was fully engulfed in flames . One adult male was inside the home when the fire started but was able to evacuate safely with only minor injuries . He was not transported to the hospital .
When engine 4 arrived on scene at 4:06 p . m . , they reported a single story home with fire coming from the backyard . They were able to quickly get the fire under control , keeping it from reaching surrounding structures .
The Idaho Falls Police Department temporarily closed one of the westbound lanes of 17
Street as well as Juniper Drive at the intersection of Tower Street . Idaho Falls Power and Intermountain Gas temporarily disconnected utilities as a safety precaution .
The fire extended from the back of the home to a bedroom , living room , kitchen , eaves , attic , and roof , with smoke damage throughout the home . The estimated damages are unknown at this time , but the home is uninhabitable .
The Law Enforcement Chaplains of Idaho were dispatched to assist the homeowner with immediate needs .
The cause of the fire is under investigation by IFFD’s Fire Prevention and Investigation Division . No other information is available at this time .
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Media Contact: Kerry Hammon , Public Information Officer , ( 208 ) 612 - 8122 ,
khammon@idahofalls . gov
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