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Update: Downtown blaze Monday morning "likely human caused"

Posted at 10:19 AM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 17:59:34-04

Update 4 p.m. Monday

The Billings Fire Department said the blaze was "likely human caused" and the building had been broken into several times and occupied by transients.

In a press release, fire officials said the blaze at 503 N. 25th St. was reported at 9:34 a.m. Monday. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities.

The fire caused estimated loss and damages of $40,000. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.


BILLINGS - Fire crews responded to a blaze in downtown Billings on Monday morning.

The fire in the 500 block of North 26th Street was reported at about 9:30 a.m.

The fire was burning in what appeared to be a vacant building.

Traffic in the areas was blocked off between Fourth Avenue North to Sixth Avenue North.

Watch raw video of the fire below:

Raw Video: fire in downtown Billings

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.