A fire caused major damage to a house in Helena on Sunday, leaving a family without a home.
The Helena Fire Department was dispatched at 11:40 p.m. to house on the 500 block of East Broadway.
The family of five was able to escape with no serious injuries, but some pets died in the fire.
Emergency crews had the fire under control in less than an hour.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
The damage is estimated at $200,000.
We will update you if we get more information.
A friend of the family shared the following information on the Helena Classifieds page on Facebook for anyone who would like to help the family:
A Helena family that lost their home last night, has suffered complete loss of all their belongings and home. They also lost two cats in the fire. They are a family of 5 - Grandma, Married couple - man & woman, sister and her 3 year old daughter. They also have 2 dogs, and 1 missing cat.
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Donation drop offs are Dermawerx Tattoo 1124 Helena Ave, Helena Orthopaedic Clinic, Prompt Care Waiting room 2442 Winne Ave, and Creative Horizons Daycare 3430 Ptarmigan Lane, Greg Macker's Christmas tree lot at 2650 N. Montana Ave.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY FURNITURE OR HOUSEHOLD GOODS, YET. WE WILL UPDATE WHEN WE ARE ABLE AND READY TO TAKE THESE KINDS OF DONATIONS. THE DROP OFF LOCATIONS ARE NOT SET UP FOR ANYTHING THAT LARGE. NOR DOES THE FAMILY HAVE STORAGE SPACE YET.