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Butte firefighters battle large blaze in extreme cold

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BUTTE - Butte firefighters attacked a second-story fire to a vacant home in Uptown early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from the Butte Fire Department and the Racetrack Volunteer Department responded to a home at 520 Dakota Street just before 5 a.m. to find fire and heavy smoke coming from the second floor.

Responders quickly knocked down the flames while enduring sub-zero temperatures.

Butte Fire Chief Jeff Miller said no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

(first report)

BUTTE - Heavy smoke could be seen from a fire at 520 Dakota Street in Butte on Tuesday morning.

The smoke was pouring from one room on the upper floor of a duplex at that address.

It's not known if anyone was home at the time of the fire, or if anyone was injured in the blaze.

Flames could be seen starting to break through the attic of the building as firefighters struggled in the cold temperatures.

A vehicle thermometer registered -8 degrees at the scene at approximately 6:15 a.m.

Firefighters not only have to battle the blaze but the extreme cold and water that turns to ice almost immediately in these conditions.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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