BUTTE — A dramatic scene unfolded on Thursday as the Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department battled to put out a house fire at 724 South Placer in Uptown Butte.
Three engines responded to the fire at approximately 2:45 p.m. and began working to contain it.
The home is occupied by a father and his three children, but fortunately they were not home when the fire started.
The family arrived home to see it smoking and rushed to a neighbor's house to call 911.
There is no word yet on the amount of damage.
According to Fire Marshall Kelly J. Lee, the cause of the fire is still being investigated.