UPDATE: CLANCY – A Jefferson County family lost their home on Thursday, October 4 as fire consumed the two-story structure.
Crews were dispatched just after 4:30 p.m. to a large structure fire burning about halfway between Clancy and Jefferson City on Highway 282.
Firefighters from Jefferson City, Clancy, Montana City and East Valley spent hours battling the blaze, but the structure is a complete loss.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol were controlling traffic on Highway 282 in the area of the fire.
Jefferson City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bud Siderits said the fire started in the basement of the building which made conditions difficult for firefighters.
“We can’t go in the building, because the basement was burning, and I noticed the floor is spongy, so we backed out right away,” said Siderits, “We have to look out for firefighter safety.”
Chick Bruce of Clancy Volunteer Fire Department wanted to thank all the first responders involved for their hard work on Thursday.
“There was a lot of good coordinated volunteer effort,” said Bruce, “We had a lot of structure damage but fortunately nobody was hurt.”
The family of the home was able to safely evacuate when the fire started, and have been taken in by family members for the time being.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
CLANCY – Fire crews are battling a large structure fire burning about halfway between Clancy and Jefferson City.
Firefighters from Jefferson City, Clancy, East Valley and Montana City are on the scene.
Crews were dispatched just after 4:30 p.m.
An MTN reporter at the fire says the building is fully engulfed.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol are controlling traffic on Highway 282 in the area of the fire.
No other details are available at this time.
This is a developing story and will update you when we know more.