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Burning house collapses as firefighters work to contain blaze


BOISE CITY, ID — The Thursday night fire on Boise, Idaho’s Hill Road was so hot and so intense that it caused the home to collapse, and the entire scene was caught on video.

The winds were also a problem for firefighters in an area where many homeowners have wood shake roofs.

Because the home was vacant, it was burning for sometime before firefighters got to the scene.

When they did, they weren’t there long before the home collapsed and nearly falling on top of firefighters.

“It was chaos for a little bit because we did think we had one trapped under there. They were having difficulty finding one of the firefighters,” said Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan.

That firefighter was eventually found and jumped back in the firefight.

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