Firefighters Say Overheated Battery to Blame for Housefire in Twin Falls, Idaho
TWIN FALLS, ID. – According to a news report posted online at kmvt.com, firefighters say that an overheated battery is the reason for a fire that broke out at a home in Twin Falls, Idaho. The news report does not say what type of battery was involved, but thankfully, no one was inside of the home when the battery ignited.*
The incident happened in the early morning at a house in the 200 block of Harrison Street in Twin Falls. The Twin Falls Fire Department and KMVT report that at about 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the home after receiving an emergency call about a structure fire. They arrived at the one-story house to find that smoke was coming from the area of the attic.
Firefighters entered the home and discovered the fire had spread to the living room. They found what they believed to be the source of the fire and extinguished the flames in the home. The news report states that firefighters had the scene under control in less than 30 minutes. Officials identified the likely cause of the fire as a battery that was charging near combustible materials.
The report did not say what type of device the battery powered. Firefighters said it overheated and ignited the materials around it. Officials and KMVT report that luckily no one was inside the house at the time that the fire happened. No injuries were reported from the event. However, significant damage to the home occurred. The news report says the property damage is estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000.
Three engines and two ambulances responded to the scene, along with the Twin Falls Police Department. The report says police officers helped to direct traffic. No further information about the fire or the fire investigation was included in the news report from KMVT.
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