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Residents escape house fire in Helena

Residents escape house fire in Helena
Posted at 11:20 AM, Mar 18, 2024

HELENA — At approximately 7:28 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024, the Helena Fire Department responded to a fire along the 1800 block of Townsend Avenue.

The smoke detectors alerted the occupants of the home about the fire. The family reportedly tried to extinguish the fire initially, but with the fire getting out of hand, they ended up escaping the house without injury and waited for firefighters to arrive.

"No injuries to occupants or firefighters at this point. They made it out safely, it appears, and then we were able to go in and attack the fire. So at this point, it's sad for the occupants, but we did all we could in an expeditious manner," said Mike Chambers, Assistant Chief of the Helena Fire Department.

The Helena Police Department and St. Peters Health also responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined; we will update you if we get more information.