Jun 2, 2014 5:46 PM by Q2 News
UPDATE 3:45 p.m.
BILLINGS - Fire officials said the early morning blaze at a downtown Billings apartment building caused an estimated $1 million in loss and damages.
Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff McCullough said in a press release that no injuries were reported as a result of the fire at the Okerman Apartments at 23 Yellowstone Avenue. The blaze was reported at 5:36 a.m., McCullough said.
The casue of the blaze remained under investigation.
BILLINGS - Flames erupted from a downtown Billings apartment building early Monday, forcing residents to evacuate as fire crews battled to contain flames that shot above tree level.
The fire at the Okerman Apartments at 23 Yellowstone Ave. was reported at about 5:30 a.m. All of the occupants were able to escape safely from the building, and no injuries were reported, fire officials said.
The fire was extinguished by about 9 a.m. A cause of the fire remained under investigation later Monday morning, but Battalion Chief Ed Regal said at the scene that the blaze appeared to start in the attic and extended to the third floor.
Fire crews closed Yellowstone Avenue from Division to First Street West as they worked to contain the blaze.
An estimate of the damages was also not immediately available Monday morning.