One dead in overnight house fire in Great Falls

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 18:14:58-04

GREAT FALLS – One person died Monday in an overnight fire just outside of Great Falls city limits.

The fire was reported just after 1:30 a.m. Monday along the 1900 block of 19th Street South near 30th Avenue.

Firefighters from Sand Coulee, Black Eagle, Gore Hill, and Great Falls responded to the scene, as well as the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office.

The trailer home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said in a press release that once the fire was extinguished, human remains were found.

Fire investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are still at the scene attempting to determine the cause of the fire.

At this point, foul play is not suspected, according to Edwards.

The body is being taken to the Montana State Crime Lab for autopsy and positive identification.

Edwards says that he will release the name of the victim once positive identification has been made, and the victim’s family has been notified. 

Fire crews cleared the scene at about 7 a.m., with the trailer being deemed a loss.

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