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Investigators plan to sift through rubble of Boise home after fire

Investigators plan to sift through rubble of Boise home after fire »Play Video

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A home that caught fire was demolished Saturday, and investigators now have to sift through the rubble for answers.

"They were just kind of bulldozing it," Christian Cardona said. "They were just kind of knocking the upper part of the house down. I think it was just unstable, so they were just knocking that down before it fell on someone and did any more damage."
 
Cardona lives just outside the area where three homes were blocked off. The fire broke out early Friday near Fourth and Myrtle. Two vacant houses went up in flames. A crew torn down the home on the corner Saturday morning because it was a safety risk.
 
"All the rubble's in the way, and they're going to have to dig through that to try and find, see what happened," Cardona said, "but I think it's going to be a bigger challenge than before."
 
Fire investigators say the demolition "will make the investigation slightly more complex."