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Fire destroys Rocky Boy Catholic Church

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


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