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Fire destroys Rocky Boy's Saint Mary's Catholic Church

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. Saturday
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Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 12:26:08-05

BOX ELDER — A fire that broke out Saturday at a church on the Rocky Boy Reservation has turned into a total loss.

The fire started Saturday morning around 10 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Box Elder.

Calvin Jilot, a firefighter with the Rocky Boy Volunteer Firefighters said the church is a total loss, but there were no injuries during the fire.

He also said fire personnel will be there to monitor until it’s completely out.

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Father Joseph Tran told the Havre Herald he was in the woods cutting down a Christmas tree when he got a phone call telling him about the fire.

“We will rebuild,” he said. “The people have put a lot of time and energy into this building.”