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Crews tackle vehicle fires near downtown, police investigate arson

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Posted at 9:44 PM, Sep 17, 2023

BILLINGS — Billings police are investigating two separate vehicle fires started around downtown Billings Sunday evening, after multiple callers saw cars engulfed in flames.

Two vehicles engulfed in flames in front of Senior High School

Police say the first report came in at 7:37 p.m. of two cars on fire in the Billings Senior High School parking lot. Less than half an hour later, another car on fire was reported at Montana Ave. and 31st st. North, outside of the HRDC building.

A vehicle engulfed in flames on Montana Ave.

A Senior High teacher tells MTN that one of the vehicles on fire in the high school parking lot was a life skills van owned by the district.

The double vehicle fire at Senior High was reported at 7:37 p.m. Sunday

This is a developing story and Billings police are still determining further details.