LEWISTON – On Saturday morning, at 1:36 a.m., Lewiston 911 operators received a report of a basement fire in a house located at 1309 16th St. Lewiston Fire Department units were immediately dispatched, and the first engine arrived within 6 minutes.
Initial units found a one-story house with a well involved basement fire. Crews controlled the fire within 20 minutes of arrival and remained on the scene for salvage and overhaul.
Lewiston Fire responded with 3 engines, 3 medic units, 2 chief officers, and 2 fire investigators. Mutual aid units from Clarkston Fire Department and Clearwater Paper responded for assistance.
No citizens were injured. One firefighter sustained a mild injury and was treated and released from a local hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Initial damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $85,000.