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At least a dozen people were injured in a building collapse near Boise’s airport. Authorities are investigating the cause

Jan 31, 2024, 8:20 PM | Updated: Feb 26, 2024, 12:10 pm

"There was a collapse of a building that was under construction, as I understand it was a hangar,” Aaron Hummel, operations chief for the fire department, told reporters at a news conference Wednesday evening. (Terra Furman/TMX)

(Terra Furman/TMX)

Originally Published: 31 JAN 24 20:14 ET
Updated: 31 JAN 24 22:05 ET

(CNN) — At least a dozen people were injured when a building under construction collapsed Wednesday evening in Boise, Idaho, the city’s fire department said.

“As I understand it was a hangar that was under construction,” Aaron Hummel, operations chief for the Boise Fire Department, told reporters at a news conference Wednesday.

“There was a large-scale collapse of the building, the framework of the building. I don’t know what caused it, but I can tell you that it was a pretty global collapse that occurred,” he added. “It was fairly catastrophic.”

The collapse occurred at W. Rickenbacker St. and Luke Street, the fire department said earlier on X, which is near the Boise Airport. The building was on Boise Airport property, but it was not a city facility, Hummel said, adding airport operations were not affected. He did not provide information about the construction company involved in the incident.

“I know we have a dozen people or so that were injured in the collapse,” Hummel said. He declined to provide further information on the victims or their conditions, saying families were still being contacted. Everyone in the area has been accounted for, he said.

“Boise police are working to help with the reunification of any family members,” Hummel said.

Authorities are also investigating the cause of the collapse, Hummel said.

Boise is the capital of Idaho.

The Idaho State Police warned the incident was causing traffic issues near the airport on I-84 and urged motorists to drive through the area carefully and “stay alert.”

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At least a dozen people were injured in a building collapse near Boise’s airport. Authorities are investigating the cause