Firefighters extinguish house fire on far West End

2014-04-07T19:14:00Z 2014-04-07T23:28:08Z Firefighters extinguish house fire on far West EndGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 07, 2014 7:14 pm  • 

Firefighters extinguished a blaze that started in the basement of a home on the far West End on Monday evening.

Three residents of the home at 5431 Stream Stone Ave. were outside by the time firefighters arrived. The fire was reported at 6:45 p.m. Five engines and a battalion chief responded.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 damage to the house. Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff McCullough said the cause of the fire was an electrical failure in a home computer.

"A lot of black smoke was coming out of the back of the structure," Battalion Chief Boyd Vopel said. "Heavy smoke was coming out the front door." 

The home is in a new subdivision close to the new fire station. The fire started in the home's basement. Its cause has not been determined.

"They put a quick hit on it," and got the fire knocked down quickly, Vopel said.

Crews remained after the fire was extinguished, checking the home to make sure it was safe. 

Though the fire was contained to the basement, the entire home had smoke damage, Vopel said. 

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