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Fire guts section of Boise business mall; 4 businesses impacted by smoke damage

Law Property Management is one of the four businesses impacted by smoke from a fire in its building on North Cole Road in Boise.
Law Property Management is one of the four businesses impacted by smoke from a fire in its building on North Cole Road in Boise.

Operations of four businesses that occupy a one-story building on North Cole Road have been impacted by smoke damage from a fire on Sunday night, one of the owners of the building told the Statesman on Monday morning.

The fire started inside an unoccupied space in the business mall on North Cole Road, just north of Emerald street, said Darlene Blakeslee, who owns the building with her husband, Guy. It was reported by neighbors just before 8 p.m.

The businesses impacted the fire are: ERA West Wind Real Estate, Law Property Management, Double Trouble Bail Bonds and Beau Monde Spa. On Monday morning, the property management company has signs in its windows saying its closed, and the door at Double Trouble was locked.

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A pile of charred debris sits next to the back of a business mall on Cole Road. Fire burned an unoccupied section of the building Sunday night. (Photo by Katy Moeller)

Neighbors who live behind the long building pulled a garden hose over a fence to try to extinguish it while firefighters were on the way, Darlene Blakeslee said. She said the unoccupied space was destroyed by the fire.

The Boise Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire. Nothing about the fire is considered suspicious, fire department spokeswoman Char Jackson said.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413

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