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Fire destroys home near Whitehall

Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 12:54:58-05

Firefighters from Butte and Whitehall fought the bitter cold and a structure fire in rural Jefferson county on Thursday.

A fire at a mobile home was reported just before 5 p.m. in a rural area off Cedar Hills Road about 10 miles southwest of Whitehall.

The structure was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and temperatures dipped to about 10 degrees below zero. Whitehall fire requested help from Butte when water froze in one of their trucks.

“It was fully involved when we got here and we're doing a defensive fire attack on it to try to get it put out. I called mutual aid, we had another structure fire just right before this one on Cardwell today, so it's been a pretty busy day for us,” said Whitehall Fire Chief Joe Grandvold.

The chief said there were no injuries in the fire, and they are still investigating to determine the cause.