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Garage, trailer home heavily damaged in Hungry Horse fire

Posted at 6:23 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:27:57-05

UPDATE: 12:00 p.m. - Nov. 9, 2020

HUNGRY HORSE - We are learning additional information about a Sunday afternoon structure fire in Hungry Horse.

Hungry Horse Fire Chief Jared Lako tells MTN News that crews were called out to a structure fire in a garage connected to a trailer home in the 100 block of 6th Street West in Hungry Horse at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The garage was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Chief Lako said fire personnel were able to contain the fire to the garage and trailer house and that both structures are considered to be a total loss.

He added the blaze is believed to have started from a wood stove in the front of the garage. The trailer house was unoccupied at the time of the fire, as it was in the process of being renovated.

Lako said a fast response from area fire departments had the fire knocked down by 5 p.m. but crews remained on the scene until 8:30 p.m. mopping up hot spots.

A total of 24 fire personnel from the Hungry Horse, Martin City, Coram West Glacier and Bad Rock Fire departments assisted with fighting the blaze.

(first report: 6:40 a.m. - Nov. 9, 2020)

Crews battled a Sunday afternoon structure in the Hungry Horse area.

The Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department states in a social media post that the blaze started in the garage and spread into the house before it was extinguished.

The Hungry Horse, Martin City and Coram West Glacier fire departments also responded to the scene.

We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.