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Crews still investigating cause of Knitting Factory fire in downtown Boise

Firefighters responded to a second alarm fire at the Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Boise Tuesday afternoon. (CBS 2 Photo)

Fire investigators will be back on scene Wednesday morning, trying to determine what started a fire that damaged the Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Boise Tuesday evening.

The fire was first reported around 5 p.m., and burned in the wooden floors and wall spaces between the first and second floors of the building. Investigators haven't been able to pinpoint exactly where the fire started, but smoke could be seen spewing out from the building as it burned.

Boise Fire tells CBS 2 News that between 40 and 50 firefighters were on scene working to contain the fire, which took more than an hour to downscale.

Three people inside at the time were treated for smoke inhalation, then released. No firefighters were hurt, but crews were expected to stay on scene overnight Tuesday to ensure there was no further damage.

Boise Fire says that all buildings connected to the Knitting Factory in BoDo are without power and utilities, and could be for the foreseeable future.

Several nearby streets were closed or restricted when the fire broke out, causing large traffic backups in and around downtown for Tuesday's evening commute.

All lanes of Myrtle Street are back open Wednesday morning.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates






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