"Extreme" damage as fire burns Big Equipment Company near Havre - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

"Extreme" damage as fire burns Big Equipment Company near Havre

Posted: Dec 24, 2017 6:24 PM Updated:

A large fire at Big Equipment Company near Havre has closed a section of Highway 87 from mile markers 109 to 111.

The company is located at 1287 US Highway 87.

The company posted this message on Facebook: "Big Equipment Company caught fire today. The damage done is extreme. We ask for prayers for us and all our employees. Sad Christmas for all of us."

According to the Montana Department of Transportation, drivers may experience delays, but can detour through Havre.

Witnesses tell MTN News that they can see flames shooting as high as 20 feet into the air, and photos show thick, black smoke erupting into the sky.

The Havre Fire Department confirms it is fighting the fire off Highway 87 just south of the city.

At this point, there are no reports of any injuries. The amount of damage has not yet been determined.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

We will update you when we get more information.

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