Boise Bench home 'heavily damaged' in Friday afternoon fire

March 14, 2014 

The Boise Fire Department doesn't know yet what caused a home in a neighborhood south of Morris Hill Road to catch fire Friday afternoon.

The two-alarm fire at 302 Wilson Circle was reported at 2:50 p.m. and put out within about 45 minutes, according to Fire Chief Dennis Doan.

The single-family home suffered heavy damage, Doan said. The sole resident home at the time had a minor injury - apparent cuts to his face and arm - and was treated at the scene. Firefighters also tended to a dog.

Oxygen tanks in the house led to small explosions during the fire, Doan said via his Twitter account.

Volunteers with the Red Cross are responding to the fire, according to that agency's Twitter.

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