Two women were hospitalized after a fire broke out in a single-wide modular home in the 400 block of 47th Street Sunday. Firefighters were called to the scene at 7:51 a.m.
The owner of the house suffered smoke inhalation and remained hospitalized Sunday afternoon, said Boise Fire Battalion Chief Aaron Hummel. The woman's niece was treated for burns and released.
The fire began in a bedroom of the house, and flames were visible from windows when firefighters arrived, Hummel said. But the fire hadn't spread much, so firefighters were able to go in and contain it to the north end of the structure. But the whole north wall of the structure had to be knocked out, Hummel said.
The house is no longer habitable, so the women are receiving lodging and other assistance from the fire department's burnout fund. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Investigators say it appears to be an accidental fire, possibly caused by a cloth bag pushed against a light.