A dog perished Thursday morning in a house fire in the 5700 block of West Elkhorn Drive in Boise, but the homeowners were uninjured, according to Boise Fire Department officials.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for “heat-related issues” after the fire was out, according to Boise Fire.
The fire started around 11:30 a.m. and black smoke from the house was visible for miles. Multiple fire engines responded and quickly extinguished the blaze. Crews were beginning to clean up by 12:30 p.m., according to Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Char Jackson.
The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and most of the damage was sustained by the garage and patio, said Boise Fire Capt. Dave Muir.