40 to 50 people homeless after Idaho fire

When local firefighters arrived on scene, they tried to break through the doors and glass in the front of the building, and that's when the flames grew stronger


KTVB.COM

JEROME, Idaho — Massive fire, heavy smoke, and a small explosion has damaged several buildings and displaced roughly 50 people in downtown Jerome.

Jerome Fire Chief Jack Krill tells KTVB the fire started around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in an apartment building on Main Street. He says when local firefighters arrived on scene, they tried to break through the doors and glass in the front of the building, and that's when the flames grew stronger.

"As soon as we did that, the fire grossly increased in size and we had a minor smoke explosion that blew out windows on the second floor of the structure," says Krill.

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