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Butte fire deemed suspicious

Posted at 7:54 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 13:58:34-04

BUTTE – Fire investigators in Butte say a fire that destroyed two garages earlier this week in Uptown Butte appears to be suspicious.

Fire Chief Jeff Miller said a witness reported seeing someone on an ATV with a gas can drive away from the scene of the fire in the 800 block of West Granite Street just before midnight Monday evening.

The fire knocked out power for about 6,000 NorthWestern Energy customers for several hours, but no injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation.