Two people were able to get out of their small house without injury but their home on 5th Avenue North was destroyed by fire early Friday morning, Nampa Fire officials said.
As many as four small dogs inside the home died in the fire, but at least three got out, Nampa Fire Deputy Chief Doug Strosnider said. A man who lived in a small building behind the home went to a hospital for treatment for possible smoke inhalation, according to reports.
Nampa fire crews were sent to the home, located near the 6th Street North intersection, around 7:15 a.m. and arrived to find active burning. Fire crews called for a second alarm and began battling the blaze.
A total of five engines and one ladder truck were at the fire. Crews were able to knock down the flames pretty quickly but the home was destroyed, Strosnider said.
Investigators are now working to figure out how the fire started.
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