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Fort Benton mobile home goes up in flames Wednesday night

Posted at 8:40 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 00:45:13-04

(UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.)

An official with the Fort Benton Fire Department confirmed to MTN News late Wednesday that one person was inside the mobile home at the time of the incident — the resident was not injured.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Responding agencies also included the Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Benton Police Department, according to the official.

(1st report)

FORT BENTON — An explosion at a mobile home in Fort Benton caused the residence to go up in flames late Wednesday evening, according to reports from passersby and neighbors.

One neighbor told MTN in an email exchange Wednesday that an initial blast was heard at the trailer home at 615 Washington just after 6:30 p.m.

The dwelling, according to reports from the neighbor, appears to be a total loss. One passerby, Roxy Brown, captured video of the mobile home while it was ablaze.

MTN News has reached out to the Fort Benton Volunteer Fire Department for more details regarding the incident and the current status of the residents.

This is a developing story, and MTN News will provide updated information on the incident as it becomes available.