Horses Die in Billings Fire
KTVQ.com reports that at least one horse died Wednesday at a Billings South Side fire, which jumped a fork in the Yellowstone River to ignite brush on the other side, while the main blaze was predominantly under control before 10 p.m. The two barns behind South Frontage Road, where the fire reportedly started, are mostly destroyed, and the fire was ultimately reduced to simply smoldering, according to several eyewitnesses. One horse was seen dead near a corral by the barns.
At least one residential structure was threatened but did not appear to have sustained any damage. No official word has come from the Billings Fire Department regarding the cause of the blaze, or initial damage estimates. Billings first responders, along with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Department of Natural Resources arrived to assist in extinguishing the fire.