TWIN FALLS — One man died and three people escaped a house fire in Twin Falls early Saturday.
The fire killed Michael Johnson, 65, Twin Falls County Coroner Gene Turley said.
The Twin Falls Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:07 a.m. at 227 Addison Avenue, Battalion Chief Eric Schmitz said. They entered the house and found Johnson on the main level. They were able to remove him and turn him over to a Magic Valley Paramedics crew, who pronounced him dead at the scene.
Three people living in the house’s basement were able to safely escape before firefighters arrived, Schmitz said.
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The fire was under control at 2:26 a.m. and firefighters estimate the house sustained about $50,000 in damage, Schmitz said.
An engine from Rock Creek Fire District joined three Twin Falls fire engines and a battalion chief to fight the fire, Schmitz said.