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Update: Victim of fatal Billings West End house fire identified

Posted at 9:17 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 16:52:34-04

Update: Tuesday, 1:45 pm: Authorities have released the name of the man who was found dead inside a house fire on the Billings West End.

John D. Nailen, 45, died of smoke inhalation, according to the Yellowstone County Coroner's Office.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

BILLINGS - A man was found dead inside the bedroom of a home at 3309 Tahoe Drive in Billings Monday after fire broke out around 3:09 p.m., according to a media release from Billings Deputy Fire Marshal Jamie Fender.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the release.

The flames caused heavy damage to the living room and bedroom of the residence.

Damages to the property and contents were estimated at $100,000.

The fire is being investigated jointly by the Billings Fire Department and detectives with the Billings Police Department.

Q2 has attempted to contact both agencies, but neither were able to comment. More information is expected to come to light on Tuesday.

Map showing the location of the house fire at 3309 Tahoe Drive in Billings Monday.