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Building under construction catches fire in downtown Boise

A fire broke out in an eight-story building that is under construction in downtown Boise Thursday evening.

The Boise Fire Department arrived at S. 2nd Street and W. Myrtle Street around 6pm. Smoke and flames were visible on the roof of the building, according to numerous posts on social media.

There were no injuries and no one was evacuated, according to the department. The fire was under control by 7pm.

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Seven engines, 15 units from Boise Fire and three truck companies were on the scene.The Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office and Ada County Paramedics assisted with the response.

Because the building is under construction, one of the nearby fire hydrants was not yet working. Firefighters used two ladder trucks to scale the building and run water lines up to the fire on the roof.

The roads between Front St. and Myrtle St. and from Broadway Ave. to 9th St. were temporarily closed. Boise Fire is investigating the cause of the fire.

BoiseDev has been following the $20 million River Caddis development project since 2019. It will have 174 apartments and a 413 stall parking garage, partially owned by Ada County for use by staff and visitors to the nearby Ada County Courthouse.

Crews respond fire in downtown Boise Thursday night. Video courtesy: Sophia Doumani.
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Ketchum, McCall and general news. Contact her at [email protected].
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