Posted: Aug 11, 2013 9:27 AM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 11, 2013 12:25 PM
An apartment fire in Belgrade claimed the life of family dog, early Sunday morning.
Belgrade Police and Central Valley Fire responded to a 911 report at 4:35 a.m. at 213 Show Place, Unit A in Belgrade.
When they arrived, fire and smoke was pouring out of windows of the second floor apartment.
While police cleared 3 of the 4 apartments not involved in the fire, firefighters attacked the fire.
Within 30 minutes, firefighters had control of the fire. Crews remained on scene for another 2 hours.
Officials estimate losses at $80,000, though more than $600,000 in property was saved. The fire's cause is under investigation at this time.
Fire Departments from Amsterdam, Gallatin Gateway and Rae/Sourdough assisted; as well as AMR, the Sheriff's Department, and the American Red Cross.
Fire officials remind the public that it is very important to have working smoke detectors and a practiced evacuation plan.
Photo courtesy of Chris Regan