Condominium fire destroys 26 homes in Ketchum

KETCHUM (KIVI) – A fire was reported just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Limelight condominiums at 2107 Warm Springs Road in Ketchum.

No one was killed, but authorities are still trying to determine if any pets were killed in the fire.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control around 4 a.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. An inspector from the State Fire Marshal will investigate and make the final determination on the exact cause.

“I am grateful to all the crews that responded throughout the valley,” Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin said. “This kind of collaboration is essential when fighting a fire of this magnitude.”

The City of Ketchum is working with those who have lost their homes for resources and support.

“Our thoughts are with those who have lost their homes and some who may have lost their pets,” said Mayor Neil Bradshaw. “This community is coming together once again and I thank them for the support we’ve received so far, whether it’s providing temporary shelter, clothing or financial assistance.”

Staff from the American Red Cross in Idaho Falls arrived on Sunday to provide packages of essential items, immediate financial assistance, refills for lost prescriptions, eyeglasses, and more.

The City of Ketchum asks those who can help to go through the following organizations.

For short or long term housing, contact the City of Ketchum Housing Strategist at 718-200-6055.

Donations of clothing and essentials can be made at the Gold Mine Thrift Store.

Financial donations can be made through the Blaine County Charitable Fund.

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