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2 displaced, cat died in Boise house fire

Hill Road fire

Boise Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Hill Road just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
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Boise Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Hill Road just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

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Boise firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Hill Road just before 6 p.m. Michael Katz mkatz@idahostatesman.com

Two people were displaced — with one suffering a serious burn to his arm — in a house fire on Hill Road late Wednesday afternoon.

A cat also died in the fire, Boise Fire officials said in messages on Twitter.

Boise police shut down Hill Road from North Edwards Street to 36th Street to assist firefighters battling the fire.

The fire was reported just before 6 p.m., an emergency dispatcher said. The address of the fire was at 4023 W. Hill Road, according to the Pulse Point app.

One side of the house had heavy fire when firefighters arrived, but they were able to bring it under control within about 30 minutes, a spokeswoman said.

The man who was burned on the arm declined to be transported to the hospital for treatment, Boise Fire spokeswoman Char Jackson told the Statesman.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The residents who were displaced will receive assistance from the Boise Burnout Fund.

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Firefighters knocked out a fire at a house on Hill Road Wednesday afternoon Michael Katz mkatz@idahostatesman.com

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