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Crews battle large blaze at new apartment complex in Bozeman

Posted: 7:45 AM, Feb 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 11:51:43-05

UPDATE: 2/14/19, 7:43 A.M. – Flames continued to shoot up approximately 7 hours after the first report of the fire. There have been no reported injuries at this time.

Bozeman Fire, Central Valley Fire, Hylite Fire, Fort Ellis Fire, Bridger Canyon Fire and Manhattan Fire departments all responded to the fire.

The fire remains under investigation at this time. Roads in the area will be closed at least through the morning. Bozeman Fire is urging drivers to avoid the area.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Crews from area fire departments are responding to a large fire at a 4-story apartment complex that was under construction on Babcock near 7th Ave.

The fire was first reported about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, which flames so intense that firefighters were not able to enter the building. The crews are reportedly fighting a purely defensive action from outside.

Two large snorkels on tall ladder trucks tower over the fire shooting water on the structure.

Flames could still be seen on the structure 4 hours after the fire was first reported and the building has partially collapsed.

Power is out for about 250 downtown residents and three streets are closed for several blocks.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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