Boise Fire: Apartment resident severely burned, jumped from window of burning building

One resident was injured and taken to the hospital.

BOISE -  One person was severely burned and at least four apartments damaged when a fire broke out inside a Boise apartment building Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The fire was reported just before 2 p.m. at the Central Pointe Apartments on the 1300 block of North Hartman Street.

Boise Fire spokesperson Char Jackson tells KTVB that four apartments were on fire when crews arrived. One resident - who was severely burned - jumped from a second-story window, possibly breaking his leg, Jackson said. That person was taken to a Boise hospital to be treated for his injuries.

All other residents managed to escape the building unharmed.

Photos and video from the scene show firefighters working to put out the blaze, which cause extensive damage to the building. 

A large plume of black smoke could be seen from across the city.

Jackson said 30 firefighters responded and were able to knock the flames down quickly. No firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze.

The Boise Fire Department Burnout Fund and American Red Cross are assisting displaced residents.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.

© 2017 KTVB-TV


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