Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Officers Investigate Campus Parking Garage Fire

Boise, Oct. 11, 2012 - Boise Police and Fire department investigators are looking into what happened to cause a fire in two parked cars on the top level of the Lincoln Parking garage on the Boise State University Campus early this morning. No one was hurt and damage was confined to the two vehicles involved.

What Happened: Boise firefighters were called at approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning by a passerby who noticed dark smoke coming from the top level of the garage, located on the corner of Lincoln Ave. and University Drive. Firefighters arrived and quickly put out the flames. Both cars were heavily damaged, a GMC Jimmy SUV and a Jeep Wrangler. The parking area is used by residents of on-campus housing, both vehicles involved belong to University students. 

Cause: At this time, what caused the incident is under investigation. Due to the ongoing investigation, additional details are not available at this time but will be released as the investigation allows.

Crime Stoppers: Officers ask anyone with information on this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.