POCATELLO — Firefighters made quick work of a fire at a building along one of Pocatello’s busiest streets on Thursday afternoon.
The blaze was reported around 4 p.m. at the two-story building in the 400 block of Yellowstone Avenue that houses the Avery law office and several other businesses.
Firefighters said it took them only 10 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which ignited in a second floor photo studio in the building. The photo studio was unoccupied when the fire ignited, firefighters said.
The blaze did not result in any injuries.
The Fire Department wouldn’t comment on the cause of the fire except to say it was accidental. The blaze remains under investigation by the Fire Department.
Firefighters said the fire caused at least $5,000 in damage to the photo studio.
Firefighters said they were happy that they were able to confine the fire to the photo studio and keep the flames from spreading to the rest of the building.
Much of the building, however, did suffer minor smoke damage.
Firefighters said they had to shut off the electricity to the building while fighting the fire and the several businesses located in the building won’t be able to reopen until the building’s electrical system passes an inspection.
The fire in the photo studio was reported by one of the other businesses in the building, firefighters said.
Firefighters spent about two hours after extinguishing the fire trying to ventilate the building and investigating the fire’s cause.