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Early morning fire destroys shed

Early morning fire destroys shed

A shed was destroyed in an early morning fire behind 131 Alderson Ave. on Thursday.

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Bakken firefighters too busy responding to oil-related activity to hold annual fundraiser

BURLINGTON, N.D. — A volunteer fire department in the western North Dakota oil patch is so busy that it doesn't have time for its annual Halloween haunted house fundraiser.

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Chamber News

As we read national headlines about stagnant economic activity around the country, Billings has been marching a path of steady growth. This growth provides local businesses, workers and families opportunities many parts of the world would envy. We report 3.6 percent unemployment, one of the …

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Fire in Roundup destroys 3 homes

Fire in Roundup destroys 3 homes

No one was hurt in an early morning fire on the first block of First Street West in Roundup on Sunday, but three families are now homeless.

August 24, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Billings firefighter returning home to lead Lockwood Fire Department

Billings firefighter returning home to lead Lockwood Fire Department

John Staley, a 26-year veteran of the Billings Fire Department, is planning a homecoming beginning next month.

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As Montana City expands, fire department plans to build new, bigger station

As Montana City expands, fire department plans to build new, bigger station

MONTANA CITY — The whine of a carpenter’s circular saw signals construction of a new business in Montana City, as the ringing of hammers accompanies the growth of new subdivisions.

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Firefighters respond to small fire on Custer Avenue on Tuesday morning

A fire that burned the exterior of a home on Custer Avenue was already out when firefighters arrived a few minutes after 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Basement fire started after child plays with matches

Basement fire started after child plays with matches

A young child playing with matches set fire to the basement of a home in the Billings Heights on Saturday. 

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Firefighter retires after 35 years with ‘good people’ of Billings FD

Firefighter retires after 35 years with ‘good people’ of Billings FD

After 35 years of saving lives and fighting fires, Greg Bochy, a captain with the Billings Fire Department, is setting aside his fireman’s hat.

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Judge: No jurisdiction in Bridger Canyon fire department spat

BOZEMAN — A state judge in Bozeman said he has no jurisdiction to make decisions in a battle between the board of a volunteer fire department and its firefighters.

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Revenue ideas get Billings City Council's attention

The city budget was on the agenda for a Billings City Council work session Wednesday night, but ideas for raising new revenues drew the most discussion.

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Firefighters meet in Riverton for training

RIVERTON — About 500 firefighters from across the United States are in Riverton this weekend to take part in the Mid-Winter Fire School.

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Growth prompts Evansville to hire full-time firefighters

CASPER, Wyo. -- Increasing development and emergency service calls in Evansville, Wyo., have led the town to switch from a volunteer to a paid fire department.

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Billings firefighter Alan Lohof

Billings firefighter Alan Lohof

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Billings firefighters help EMTs from American Medical Response

Billings firefighters help EMTs from American Medical Response

Billings firefighters help EMTs from American Medical Response move an elderly victim of a fall to an ambulance recently.

September 25, 2012 2:30 pmLoading…

Small grass fire burns on Billings' West End

Billings Fire Department is fighting a small grass fire that is burning along a ditch on the West End.

September 12, 2012 5:47 pmLoading…
Pink firetrucks on a mission stop in Billings

Pink firetrucks on a mission stop in Billings

Pink is the signature color of a group of firefighters and their trucks in part of a 16-state tour to help raise cancer awareness.

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Ordinance takes aim at long-abandoned houses

Ordinance takes aim at long-abandoned houses

A proposed ordinance aimed at doing something about abandoned houses that have been boarded up for years will soon be considered by the Billings City Council.

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Billings Fire Department graduates six new fire recruits

Billings Fire Department graduates six new fire recruits

The Billings Fire Department graduated its first class of new recruits since 2006 at a ceremony held Thursday at the Billings Fire Station 1.

March 22, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Billings Fire Department firefighters hold a training exercise

Billings Fire Department firefighters hold a training exercise

Billings Fire Department firefighters held a training exercise in the former MetraPark caretaker’s house near MetraPark last month.

March 22, 2012 2:15 pmLoading…

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