Man Arrested in Connection with Choteau Fire

CHOTEAU, Mont. (NMB) – A man has been arrested in connection with an April fire at the Gunther Apartment building in Choteau.

KTVH was first to report that Dennis Jackson, 55, is facing charges of arson and criminal endangerment.

Teton County Sheriff Keith Van Setten alleges that Jackson caused the explosion and fire at the apartment complex by tampering with a propane tank and lighting a flame.

All residents of the apartment building have been displaced, two were treated for smoke inhalation. One dog perished in the fire.

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