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A home burned Monday afternoon, aided by gusty winds on Billings' West End.

Five engine crews responded to a call at 3:28 p.m. reporting the fire in a duplex at 2328 Henesta Drive near the intersection of King Avenue West and 24th Street West.

Boyd Vopel, BFD battalion chief, said there were no injuries and everyone got out of the house safely at the time of the fire.

Camille Seed, 20, of Billings, reported the fire.

"You could see it," she said. "It was pushing right up the hill."

She had been walking along 24th Street West on the property's edge when she saw flames in a group of evergreen bushes behind the house, she said. 

The wind quickly pushed the fire up the yard to the deck of the home, which immediately caught fire, she said. She called 911.

The home had been converted into a duplex.

Cortney Wogamon and her two children lived upstairs and an older man lived downstairs. It appeared Wogamon lost most of her possessions in the fire.

"She's got nothing," said Marcia Tennant, Wogamon's mother. "At least the kids are OK."

By 4:15, crews had the fire out and were mopping up the scene.

Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire, which did significant damage to the upper unit. The lower unit had minor smoke and water damage, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Tatum. He estimated damages at $250,000.

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