Great Falls house fire may involve arson and assault

Posted at 9:56 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 23:56:33-04

The Great Falls Police Department is investigating a house fire reported Wednesday afternoon as a possible arson.

Emergency personnel responded to the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue Northwest for a report of smoke coming from a home.

Several fire trucks, police cars, and at least one ambulance were dispatched.

Great Falls Fire Rescue reported they were making an interior attack on the fire and had it controlled a short time later.

The GFPD said two people were inside the home just before the fire started and that one person was assaulted. 

Police are investigating the incident and speaking to the person.

We will update you when we get more information.

(1st Report, 4:16 p.m.) Emergency personnel are responding to a reported structure fire on the west side of Great Falls.

The incident happened at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The fire is reported to be at or near the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue NW, which is near the Jack Club just off of I-15.

Several fire trucks, police cars, and at least one ambulance have been dispatched.

At this point, no serious injuries have been reported.

We have a reporter on the way, and will update you as we get more information.

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