Boise & Garden City

Boise Fire Department seeks tips on cause of Thursday morning barn fire

A vacant barn on the corner of Cloverdale Road and Fairview Avenue caught fire early Thursday, along with a second vacant structure nearby, according to the Boise Fire Department.

A related grass fire was moving slowly toward a nearby mobile home park when fire crews arrived at about 3:15 a.m. Firefighters called second alarm and five engines and two trucks extinguished the flames by around 3:40 a.m., according to the fire department.

Nobody was injured.

Investigators are still determining the cause. The fire department sent out a request for tips Thursday morning. The department noted that it was the third structure fire along that part of Fairview Avenue in the past several months; two grass fires have also recently burned nearby.

Arson investigators are looking into the incident. The Idaho Arson Award Program is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of those who may be responsible for the fire, BFD said.

If you have any information, call the Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Arson Line, 877-75-ARSON, or Crime Stoppers, 208-343-COPS.

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