A house was destroyed and two other buildings were damaged by a fire on Saturday.
The fire, in Highwood's fire district, was on Widow Coulee Road.
No one was home at the time, but two pet cats died in the fire. A third pet cat was found outside with burned fur and paws, but it expected to be OK.
Responding agencies included Belt Rural Fire Department, Highwood Fire Department, and Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department.
Belt Rural posted on Facebook that a house and two other buildings as well as grass burned, and that another building on the property was saved.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
The sister of the woman who lived in the house has created a GoFundMe account, which states:
My sister, Stephanie, just lost everything mid afternoon on July 22, 2017. She has gone through a lot, more than she should have ever gone through. She recently went back to work as a CNA (after dealing with medical issues and surgery that prevented her ability to work) and has been trying hard to make her life better. She went out of state for just a few days however she had no idea prior to leaving that that would be the last time she ever saw her home again, or 2 of her beloved pets.
We received a phone call from her that her house was on fire. We were out the door in seconds and racing down gravel roads to get to her home. She has 3 cats, one of which had snuck out prior to her leaving. So there were still 2 cats inside. We raced as fast as we could in hopes that there would be chance that we could get her fur babies out. Unfortunately when we arrived, the house was already completely gone. Everything she owned in the world was in that house, plus 2 of her cats whom she loved dearly! When she left, she only had the clothes she would need while gone. Now she has nothing else. She has no work clothes, she has no place to call home (she will be staying with family until she can get back on her feet again), everything is gone!
We will update you if we get more information.