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Idaho Falls home damaged by fire

Published On: Oct 26 2012 10:09:00 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2012 06:07:01 PM CDT

The fire chief said Friday morning's blaze could have been prevented.


An early morning fire caused approximately $40 thousand in damage to a home in the 200 block of East 11th Street in Idaho Falls on Friday.  Battalion Chief Dorin Howard said the fire was reported at 6:50 am.

The occupant, identified as Darlene Tracy, was not injured.  Firefighters had to remove a wall and a portion of the ceiling to gain access and contain the fire in that area.  The cause was blamed on aging electrical wiring.