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Dog killed in Boise house fire, firefighter hospitalized

Boise Fire Capt. Dave Muir gives update on house fire

Boise Fire Capt. Dave Muir said no one was injured in a house fire on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in the 5700 block of Elkhorn Drive in Boise. A dog was in the home and died in the incident.
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Boise Fire Capt. Dave Muir said no one was injured in a house fire on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in the 5700 block of Elkhorn Drive in Boise. A dog was in the home and died in the incident.

A dog perished Thursday morning in a house fire in the 5700 block of West Elkhorn Drive in Boise, but the homeowners were uninjured, according to Boise Fire Department officials.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated and released for "heat-related issues" after the fire was out, according to Boise Fire.

The fire started around 11:30 a.m. and black smoke from the house was visible for miles. Multiple fire engines responded and quickly extinguished the blaze. Crews were beginning to clean up by 12:30 p.m., according to Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Char Jackson.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and most of the damage was sustained by the garage and patio, said Boise Fire Capt. Dave Muir.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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