Fire destroys apartment complex in Bozeman

Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 11:15:26-05

A four-story apartment complex that was under construction on Babcock and 7th Avenue in Bozeman was destroyed by an early morning fire.

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

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

There have been no reported injuries at this time.

Power was out for about 250 downtown residents and three streets are closed for several blocks. Bozeman Fire urges drivers to avoid the area.

Bozeman Fire, Central Valley Fire, Hyalite Fire, Fort Ellis Fire, Bridger Canyon Fire, and Manhattan Fire departments all responded.

The fire remains under investigation at this time.

Video of this morning's fire of a Bozeman apartment building under construction. The building is completely destroyed and streets in the area of Babcock and 7th Ave. remain closed. Bozeman Fire Department urges drivers to avoid the area. The fire remains under investigation at t this time and no injuries are reported. We'll continue to follow this story and update you as more information becomes available. Video courtesy of Jonathan Whittenberg.

Posted by KBZK TV on Thursday, February 14, 2019