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Garage fire quickly extinguished after a passerby reports it

UPDATE June 19, 2024: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Idaho Falls Fire News Release) - Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday afternoon.

Around 2:08 p.m., a passerby called 911 and told dispatchers they could see heavy smoke coming from a garage on the 3000 block of East 65th South near its intersection with South Ammon Road. Idaho Falls firefighters responded immediately and discovered a working fire in the garage of a home.

Firefighters began putting water on the fire and it was contained to the garage. The fire was under control within 15 minutes of arrival. There was smoke damage throughout the entire house.

IFFD responded with four engines, three ambulances, a ladder truck, a water tender and a battalion chief, totaling 22 firefighters.

The official cause of the fire is under investigation by the IFFD Fire Prevention and Investigation Division. It’s estimated the total damages to be between $200,000 to $250,000.

“Due to selfless actions of a passerby, no injuries resulted from this fire," said IFFD Battalion Chief Mark Pitcher.


AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - Firefighters were called to a garage fire at a home south of Ammon.

3 engines and 2 ambulances responded to the fire.

The fire happened at 3769 East 65th South just after 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated when we learn more.

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