House fire

A structure fire early Friday morning caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a West End home, according to the Billings Fire Department. No one was reported injured in the fire, Deputy Fire Marshal Jaime Fender stated in a press release, although the house was occupied when the fire started. It was reported at 12:18 a.m. on the 800 block of 24th Street West. The fire was determined to be accidental, and began after a stove burner was left on, causing cooking oil to ignite. It caused "heavy fire damage" to the kitchen, Fender stated. Additional damage extended into the house's attic. The home's contents were not insured, the press release states.

No one was injured in a house fire on the 800 block of 24th Street West that started just after midnight on Friday. 

The Billings Fire Department responded to the fire that started just before 12:30 a.m and knocked it out within five minutes of responding, Billings Fire Battalion Chief Darrek Mitchell said. 

The fire started on the first floor of the house at 824 24th St. W. No one was injured and everyone was out of the house by the time fire crews responded, he said. Mitchell was not sure who initially called 911. 

The department responded with four engines and a ladder truck, Mitchell said. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown, he said. An investigation is ongoing.

The Billings Police Department and American Medical Response were also on scene. 

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Night Reporter

Night reporter for The Billings Gazette.