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  • On The Job: Montana

    Posted: July 30th, 2010

    On June 11, 2009, a three-alarm fire destroyed a five-story warehouse in Butte, MT. The 45-by-100-foot structure was built in 1902 of Type IV heavy timber construction by Armour and Co. and originally was used as a meat warehouse, although it had many uses over its 107-year history, most recently to store tires. Three stories were above ground and two were below ground. The building, with a flat, built-up tar roof, was one of seven brick warehouses along a two-block section of Butte's historic...

  • On The Job: MONTANA

    Posted: February 3rd, 2010

    The small Montana city of Bozeman was rocked on a wintry Thursday morning, March 5, 2009, by a natural gas-fueled explosion and fire that left one woman dead and leveled or damaged seven buildings on the city's historic Main Street. Eight fire departments worked around the clock to contain what became the largest fire since the city's incorporation in 1883.

  • Montana City Might Not be able to Afford Grant

    Posted: January 15th, 2009

    If the City Commission decides to accept the ample grant, Great Falls could add 16 firefighters, enough to staff an entire new engine company, to its 60-person force.

  • Winds Expand Wildfires in Western Montana

    Posted: August 30th, 2005

    Winds up to 55 mph fanned several existing fires and brought others to life Monday in western Montana with record temperatures reaching triple digits.