Posted: Dec 19, 2012 2:25 PM by John Sherer Katy Harris
Updated: Dec 19, 2012 3:08 PM
BUTTE - Smoke is still rising from a home fire in Butte that was first reported about 12:15 p.m. today.
The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department says the structure is a single family home and no one was in the house at the time of the fire. No one has been hurt as firefighters continue to contain the blaze.
A woman and her two young children live in the home. She was at work and her children were in school when the fire erupted.
Butte Silver Bow Fire Department has contacted Red Cross about the family.
The home sits close to neighboring houses, in one case just inches away and firefighters are working at keeping the fire from spreading. According to fire officials, the blaze originated in the kitchen then spread into the attic and from there throughout the house.
The Boulevard Fire Department is also fighting the fire located in the first block of Fremont Street, east of Montana Street. Smoke seemed to clear from the scene about 12:35 p.m. but began to fill the sky again by 1 p.m. When they first arrived on the scene, firefighters reported smoke billowing from the eaves of the building.
The home is considered a total loss because of the fire.
The surrounding homes may have smoke damage and one may have slight water damage.