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After fireworks-caused blaze, 3 apartments still lack power, 2 likely are unlivable

Caution tape and a temporary fence surrounded this Edgewater Apartment building in the Lake Harbor neighborhood on Thursday. The building caught fire early Wednesday due to fireworks, according to Boise Fire.
Caution tape and a temporary fence surrounded this Edgewater Apartment building in the Lake Harbor neighborhood on Thursday. The building caught fire early Wednesday due to fireworks, according to Boise Fire.

A temporary fence and caution tape enclosed the front of an Edgewater Apartments building’s rubble this week, after a fire that was caused by fireworks.

Most of the building’s apartments were still accessible and did not see damage from the fire early Wednesday in the Lake Harbor neighborhood. Three apartments within the building were still without power on Friday, though.

Idaho Power reported that is awaiting a city safety inspection before the company can restore the electricity.

The Wednesday fire was caused when fireworks landed on a second-floor balcony and spread to the unit above, gutting a third-floor apartment. The first-floor unit directly below suffered severe water damage from the firefighting effort. Two apartments are likely no longer inhabitable.

Char Jackson, spokeswoman for Boise Fire Department, said the department does not believe the rest of the building, which was untouched by fire, is jeopardized in stability.

Two calls by the Statesman to Edgewater Apartments’ office went unanswered and voicemails were not returned Friday.

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