Explosion felt across Great Falls, fire destroys house

Posted at 4:28 AM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-26 06:28:21-04

(UPDATE, 4:17 a.m.) We have received an unconfirmed report from a nearby resident that the two occupants of the home managed to escape without serious injuries.

Several people have told KRTV that debris from the explosion has fallen in nearby fields and property.

(1st Report, 2:56 a.m.) Emergency crews are at the scene of a house fire in Great Falls.

It is happening along Willowdale Lane, which is off of 45th Avenue SW along the Missouri River in the Fox Farm neighborhood.

Several people have reported hearing and feeling a loud explosion at the time the fire started.

The sound was heard and felt as far away as the Riverview neighborhood on the north side of town.

There is no word yet on whether anyone has been injured, nor the cause of the fire.

We will update you as we get more information.

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