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Central Valley Fire save house after garage catches fire

By Lauren Maschmedt, KTVM Anchor, lmaschmedt@ktvm.com
Published On: Dec 05 2013 11:07:44 PM MST
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The following is a press release from Central Valley Fire District:

Central Valley Fire District received a report of a possible structure fire noticed by a Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputy at 02:03 Thursday morning in the area north of Cameron Bridge and Jackrabbit Roads.  CVFD Engine 51 arrived at Russell Street in nine minutes to find a garage fully involved in fire and venting out of the roof.  Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the garage; keeping it from spreading into the attached residence.  Despite sub-zero temperatures, the fire was contained in thirty minutes.  Crews remained on scene for 3 hours, completing extinguishment and overhaul.  

The garage and contents valued at $33,000 was a total loss, however the residence and contents had no damage resulting in over $400,000 in saved property.  One minor firefighter injury was reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. 

Mutual aid was received from Gallatin Gateway, Rae/Sourdough and Amsterdam Fire Departments, with assistance from the county sheriff’s department and American Medical Response. 

As the cold winter season arrives with the holiday season, residents are encouraged to be extra vigilant when using supplemental heat sources and holiday decorations. Have a joyous and safe holiday season.