ID Sues Government Over ROTC Fire


By The Associated Press

The state of Idaho is suing the federal government for nearly $1.6 million because state attorneys say members of the U.S. Navy’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) were negligent in a fire at the University of Idaho.

The lawsuit was filed in Boise’s U.S. District Court earlier this week.

Deputy Idaho Attorney General Mike Gilmore says members of the Navy ROTC program at the University of Idaho caused serious damage to a World War II-era building when charcoal briquettes were left smoldering after a barbecue last year.

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