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Helena cafe damaged by fire

Posted at 11:19 AM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 13:19:29-04

HELENA – Helena firefighters said a local business was seriously damaged in a fire early Saturday morning.

The blaze happened at the Red Roof Cafe, located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Joslyn Street.

“The building is pretty much a total loss,” said Helena Fire Department Battalion Chief Fred Pippin.

Pippin said a person driving by reported the fire just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

He said once firefighters got on scene they were able to get the blazet under control relatively quickly, but it damaged the building’s roof and attic. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No one was inside at the time of the fire. Pippin said he believes the building was for sale.

The West Valley, Montana City and Lewis and Clark County volunteer fire departments responded to the fire through a mutual aid request.

Pippin said 11 HFD firefighters were quickly able to relieve those departments. He thanked the volunteers for their assistance.

By Jonathon Ambarian – MTN News