4 Dead in Cabin Fire Near Tamarack
Late last night a fire broke out in this Donnelly cabin which ended up killing 4 people and sending another to the hospital.
Every service was on this immediately when calls started flooding in around 10 p.m. Donnelly Fire, Cascade Fire, Idaho State Police, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Southern Idaho Timber Protection Association, and the Valley County Sheriff's Office all worked together to try and save lives and to keep the fire contained.
By the time they arrived the cabin was fully engulfed in flames. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
The names of those that lost their lives have not been released yet so that family can be notified first but Major Christopher Borders, public affairs officer for the Idaho National Guard stated that guard members are among the victims.
The Tamarack Resort general manager, Brad Larsen released this statement...
"I speak for the whole staff and community in saying that we're stunned and deeply saddened by the fire and loss of life. We can only imagine what their family members are going through right now.
We are working closely with local and state agencies that are investigating the cause of the fire, and will help them in any way that we can.
I'd like to thank the Donnelly Fire Department and other area fire departments who provided mutual aid; the Valley County Sheriff's Office, the Idaho State Police and numerous other state and federal law agencies for their prompt response to this tragic situation."