Fire Destroys a North Lewiston Home

Fire Destroys a North Lewiston Home »Play Video
Firefighters battled the blaze at 811 North 28th Street.
LEWISTON, ID - An afternoon fire completely destroyed a north Lewiston home on Sunday.

Firefighters said when they arrived at 811 North 28th Street, flames had fully engulfed the trailer home.

Neighbors first tried to put out the flames with garden hoses, but the fire spread quickly. But the time firefighters got there, flames were reaching 15 to 20 feet in the sky. Despite the raging blaze, Battalion Chief Kevin Kalbfleisch says firefighters were able to get the fire under control in a relatively short period of time.

"Mop up is going to take a while because there's a whole lot of debris that we have to go through and get all of the smoldering spots out," said Kalbfleisch.

All of the occupants were able to get out of the home and neighbors were evacuated as a precaution. Kalbfleisch says there were no serious injuries, but one occupant did suffer some minor burns.

"We found her and she did have some first and second degree burns on her shoulder and side," said Kalbfleisch. "She did go to the hospital to get checked."

Avista Crews came and shut off power to the home. Kalbfleisch said investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

The home owners lost everything in the fire. If you'd like to donate, an account has been set up for them at Wells Fargo. The number is 1534268394. They also need clothing, blankets and anything else you could give. Those items can be dropped off at Snake River Counseling at 556 Thain Road or call at 746-7661. The two are getting assistance from the Red Cross, which includes three nights at a hotel. So they're looking for a home to rent. If you have a space for them, inquire at Snake River Counseling.