Chimney Fire in Twin Falls Turns into Working Structure Fire
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – A Twin Falls woman is safe after her home caught on fire early Thursday morning.
Mitchell Brooks, Battalion Chief at the Twin Falls Fire Department, said the fire at 3222 E. 3600 N. in Twin Falls was originally called in around 12:47 a.m. as a chimney fire, but it turned into a working structure fire.
Three engines from the fire department were on scene along with two water tenders, Magic Valley Paramedics and other local officials.
Crews did not get the fire under control until 1:57.
Brooks said about one-third of the home is a total loss, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Brooks said one woman lived there, and she was able to get out of her home safely after her smoke alarm alerted her.
She was able to stay the rest of the night with family.
Brooks said she has a lot of neighbors and family that will support her at this time.