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Fire causes extensive damage at Broken Hart Ranch

By Jordan Moore, KTVM Reporter, jmoore@ktvm.com
Published On: Sep 22 2013 05:22:56 PM MDT
GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. -

A Gallatin Gateway business caught fire Saturday morning, leaving a wedding party with their venue up in flames. NBC Montana visited the Broken Hart ranch just one day after the fire sparked.

Lee Hart is the owner. He said when the fire started, they were just hours away from holding a wedding at the location.

Hart has owned the ranch since 1969 and told us the building that caught fire is only eight years old.

"We built it to all of the codes that are outlined with fire walls, and its got metal beams and rafters. You thought how could it ever burn out of all the buildings I have,  yet it is the first and only one I have ever had," said Hart.

The cause of this fire is still under investigation. Hart tells us weddings at this venue book a year to a year and a half in advance. He said hey had many events scheduled in the upcoming weeks and will be working with people to figure out the logistics. He hopes to have everything up and running as soon as possible.