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Children escape burning house unharmed

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RIGBY — A family is safe and OK after a fire destroyed their Jefferson County home on Tuesday night.

Jason White works for the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Bikers Against Bullies and has owned the property where his home sits for more than 40 years. He told that his two young children were inside at the time of the fire. His kids noticed the fire and came out of the house quickly and called 911. White says he’s just grateful that his kids are OK and safe, and that’s what matters to him the most.

Central Fire District Chief Carl Anderson said firefighters came to 4041 East 200 North around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday night. When firefighters got there, they discovered a double-wide mobile home was fully engulfed in flames.


Anderson says the cause of the fire is under investigation. White says he’s not sure how it started.

The total damage to the home was $115,000, and it is considered a loss, according to a news release from the fire district.

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“We are blessed to have people give us a hotel room to get everything squared away,” said White.

The home is charred on the inside, with bits and pieces of clothes on the grass, including White’s Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office uniform, which was burned from the fire.

White’s Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office uniform. | Andrea Olson,

White tells that they do have insurance on the home and they plan on rebuilding in the same location.

The Idaho Falls Fraternal Order of Police has a fundraiser set up for the White family. Jason White along with his wife Teresa White have served the community at the Bonneville County jail for many years. The Idaho Falls Fraternal Order of Police have a Venmo account that anyone can donate to @IdahoFallsFOP-Foundation. The money will go directly to the White family.