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Crews battle early morning fire in historic Uptown Butte

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 09:04:50-05

BUTTE — Crews were battling a fire in Uptown Butte at the corner of Main Street and East Galena on Thursday morning.

The fire was reported at 2:45 a.m.

When crews arrived, heavy smoke and fire could be seen above the Irish Times. Two other bars, the Post and Muddy Creek Brewery, were also impacted by the fire as it spread through the walls and ceiling.

Crews were able to enter the building, but then had to pull back as the fire became too heavy. They were attempting to contain the fire from spreading. Witnesses describe heavy damage to the historic building.

No injuries were immediately reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.