Fire Destroys Home, Two Vehicles in Northern Hill County

HILL COUNTY, Mont. (NMB) – A fire reported late Wednesday night northwest of Havre rendered a home and two vehicles a total loss.

Wild Horse Rural Fire District Assistant Chief Ben Peterson says his Department received a call of a fire about 28 miles northwest of Havre at 11:30 PM.

By the time they responded, the house was already engulfed in flames.

Peterson says the home, as well as a pickup truck and a car, are a total loss.

There were three fire trucks and around 10 people from the Wild Horse Department at the scene, along with officials from the Hill County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities remained at the scene until around 3:30 AM Thursday morning.

The house owner was the only person in the house at the time of the fire. He made it out of the house, but did suffer some smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Peterson says he wants to remind people to always be mindful of fire escape plans, as this can happen to anyone.

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