7 people escape burning Nampa home

Occupants escape burning Nampa home

NAMPA -- Seven people are left without a home after their house caught fire in Nampa early Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. on Erin Avenue, not far from the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Greenhurst Road.

All seven occupants were able to get out, although several had to crawl out bedroom windows after the house filled with smoke.

Nampa Fire Battalion Chief Todd Banta said the home is a total loss. Two small trailers and two four-wheelers were also destroyed in the blaze. Onlookers were able to move other vehicles away from the house to safety.

Residents in the area reported hearing what sounded like an explosion after the fire started, but firefighters say they believe that noise came from tires blowing up from the heat and pressure.

No one was injured. Firefighters were able to get control of the fire in just 30 minutes.

The fire started outside on the back of the house, Banta said, but the exact cause of the blaze is unknown.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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