Four adults and four children were temporarily displaced from their home Sunday night, after a fire ripped through their house, according to the American Red Cross. No one was injured in the blaze, but a puppy was given oxygen at the scene.
The fire was in the 4000 block of West Garnet Street, south of State Street and West of Veterans Parkway. It was reported by a neighbor around 6:30 p.m.
Boise Fire Battalion Chief Dave Cooper said the fire appears to have started outside on the back of the two-story house, then traveled up the side of the house, under the eaves and into the roof.
Cooper called a second alarm due to the 90-degree heat, so that he could rotate crews. Eight engines responded to the scene.
All of the residents at the house evacuated before firefighters arrived. Cooper said firefighters got a pet bunny rabbit out of the burning house and helped the family locate two missing dogs, which turned out to be in the back yard.
Although firefighters were able to knock the flames down within 15 minutes, Cooper said the house was heavily damaged the siding, back porch, kitchen and roof. The residents have been assisted by the Red Cross and the fire department's burnout fund.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.