BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Fire Department is spreading kindness in a difficult situation.
Spokeswoman Char Jackson says firefighters responded to a garage fire at a residence on the 5100 block of W. Waterwheel Drive around 11:49 p.m. Monday. Investigators say it appears a heat lamp ignited the fire, which caused heavy damage to the garage and some smoke damage to the home.
Jackson says around 1:30 a.m., as crews were wrapping up and get ready to leave, they learned it was the homeowner’s birthday. And to make him feel better, they broke out in song.
The Boise Fire Department posted a video of the crew singing “Happy Birthday” to the man on their Facebook page. They also posted #BoiseKind.
Boise Kind is a program started by the city’s mayor to promote and protect Boise's values of civility, kindness and neighborliness.
Jackson says there were no smoke alarms in the residence. Firefighters plan to return at a later date and help install smoke alarms in the home.