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Insurance not likely to cover Corral fire damage

By The Associated Press
Published On: Oct 05 2013 10:29:25 AM MDT
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HELENA, Mont -

Insurance policies belonging to the man who started the 2012 Corral fire likely won't be enough to cover the damage to surrounding properties.
    
Attorneys tell the Independent Record (http://bit.ly/191zHyb) in a story on Saturday that Robert Fitte has about $1.3 million in coverage to be divided among more than 30 people who suffered losses.
    
Fitte started the fire to burn slash from a 70-foot tree he cut down to protect his home-based business and home.
    
Fitte had a burning permit and says he took steps to put the fire out.
    
The Corral fire spread two days later when high winds sent out a spark from the remnants of the fire on June 26, 2012.
    
The fire burned about a week, growing to 3 square miles and destroying four homes.