Fire engine, truck, fire department

A fire engine is seen at Twin Falls Fire Department Station No. 1 on Tuesday. (ASHLEY SMITH/Times-News)


TWIN FALLS — A home on Morningside Drive was badly damaged by a fire early Sunday morning.

The fire, which appears to have started on the outside of the one-story house in the back deck area, was reported at 4:43 a.m., said Twin Falls Fire Department Capt. Scott Siegworth. When firefighters arrived, the four occupants — two adults and two children — were already outside. Firefighters rescued two dogs. A cat also escaped without injury.

Twelve firefighters, three engines and a battalion chief responded.

The home is unlivable due to extensive damage to the attic and ceiling, Siegworth said. Nobody was injured. The fire was under control by 5:26 a.m.

Get news headlines sent daily to your inbox

No smoke detectors were found in the house, which the family was renting, Siegworth said.

The fire department notified the Red Cross to help the residents. The fire’s cause is still under investigation.


Load comments