Boise & Garden City

House under construction in Southeast Boise catches fire; homeowner, pets evacuate

Several Boise firefighters responded to a fire at a house under construction at about 3 p.m. Monday at Minuteman Way and East Bergeson Street in Southeast Boise.

The fire broke out in the kitchen, Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Char Jackson told the Statesman. The homeowner was able to evacuate with all of her pets.

Boise Fire sent multiple engines to the scene, according to Tim Russow of Ada County dispatch.

As of 3:40 p.m., the fire had been put out, Jackson said.

Kate reports on West Ada and Canyon County for the Idaho Statesman. She previously wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Providence Business News. She has been published in The Atlantic and BuzzFeed News. Kate graduated from Brown University with a degree in urban studies.