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Fire destroys Rocky Boy Catholic Church

The fire broke out around 10 o'clock on Saturday
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Posted at 7:33 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 12:16:51-05

We received reports from viewers that a fire had started at the Saint Mary's Catholic Church on the Rocky Boy Reservation.

The fire broke out around 10 o'clock on Saturday morning.

Calvin Jilot a firefighter with the Rocky Boy Volunteer Firefighters tells MTN the church is a total loss, but there were no injuries during the fire.

According to Jilot, as of right now there are still hot spots and a few flames but it is under control. He also said fire personnel will be there staying to monitor until it’s completely out.

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Father Joseph Tran told the Havre Herald he was in the woods cutting down a Christmas tree when he got a phone call telling him about the fire.

“We will rebuild,” he said, when asked. “The people have put a lot of time and energy into this building.”

We will continue to update if we get more information.

Church fire burning on the Rocky Boy Reservation