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Not much left of Billings west end home after Saturday fire

One dog is still missing
Posted: 4:49 PM, Jan 04, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-04 20:18:39-05
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BILLINGS — UPDATE 5:50 p.m. - Not much is left of a Billings west end home at 3524 Dunlop Ave. after fire burned the structure around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Billings Fire Battalion Chief Ed Regele said no one was home at the time the fire started, but a dog that was home is missing.

Regele said the home's owner was on his way back from shopping in Billings when a neighbor called, saying his home was on fire.

When the first fire truck arrived, the fire had burned the garage and moved into the main part of the house. The garage roof collapsed after being weakened from the fire, Regele said.

Firefighters took a defensive approach to fighting the fire, Regele said. Heavy winds were present at the time. Crews sprayed water from ladder trucks to protect homes to the south of the blaze.

Five fire engines, one ladder truck, one command truck, and the fire marshal all responded.

Regele said the fire department will investigate to determine what started the fire.

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A west Billings home has burned to the ground Saturday afternoon.

The Billings Fire Department was called to 3524 Dunlop Avenue, which is near the Ironwood subdivision, around 4:20 p.m.

As of now, it is unclear how the fire started. Billings fire is still on scene trying to contain the fire from spreading to other homes.

We will update with new information as we receive it.