Great Falls Fire Rescue says the fire caused a "large amount of damage" to the home; firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to neighboring houses.
Great Falls Fire Marshal Mike McIntosh says that all occupants of the home along with their pets are accounted for and safe.
Investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be mechanical failure of the furnace.
A relative has created a GoFundMe to help the family; click here if you would like to donate.
(1st REPORT, 3:13 pm) Emergency crews are at the scene of a house fire in Great Falls.
The fire was reported at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The fire is on 7th Avenue NW, between 11th Street NW and 12th Street NW.
A man who says he lives in the home told our reporter that he had just pulled up and opened the door to the house and smoke started pouring out.
The man grabbed his two dogs and called 911.
There are no reports at this point of any injuries, nor the suspected cause of the fire.
Great Falls Fire Rescue asks that drivers and pedestrians avoid the area if possible so that emergency crews can perform their duties.
We will update you if we get more information.
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