The Boise Fire Department is investigating a late afternoon fire that seriously damaged a Bench home Thursday.
The fire was reported in the 2000 block of South Hervey Street near Palouse Street about 4:40 p.m. A female resident got out of the home and was treated on scene, the fire department reports.
Damage to the home is estimated at about 30 percent, a BFD spokeswoman said.
Investigators determined the fire was accidental, caused by improper disposal of a cigarette butt. Boise firefighters encourage people to douse cigarette butts with water.
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.Bushes reportedly caught fire and spread to the house and attic, the fire department reports. Six fire engines and two trucks responded and had the two-alarm fire under control within about 15 minutes, the department reports.