Business demolished and 7 reduce residences in Glendive hearth

GLENDIVE — On Tuesday in Glendive, the Ponderosa developing was deemed a full reduction and 7 folks had been with no properties after fire demolished the creating around the weekend, mentioned Glendive Hearth Chief Russell Feisthamel.

“There’s not a lot of nearly anything left,” Feisthamel stated.

The hearth call came in all over 7:45 p.m. Sunday evening and crews at last cleared the scene all around noon on Monday, but were identified as back again about two hours afterwards to place out flare ups. One very last crew was dispatched on Tuesday to the Ponderosa making to set out any remaining embers.

It’s still not recognised what started out the hearth. Feisthamel explained the trigger will at some point be produced from the condition fireplace marshal the moment the investigation wraps up.

Donald LaPlante

The Ponderosa making in Glendive was nevertheless smoldering a working day just after it caught fireplace.

The night of the hearth, lifelong Glendive resident Donald LaPlante Jr. could inform a little something was wrong from the vantage issue in his yard from throughout town.

“A little immediately after 2 o’clock in the early morning, I allow the pet dogs out to go to the bathroom in the yard. I live on the full reverse close of town, as far as you can get, on the other facet of the river. I could see the smoke and the glow from the fireplace from Forest Park,” LaPlante claimed.


Donald LaPlante

Drone pilot, Donald LaPlante, speaks with MTN News by way of video call on Feb. 15, 2022.

Usually an out of doors photographer who takes advantage of his drone to document the annually ice jams on the Yellowstone River, LaPlante went to operate having video of the setting up the two prior to and following fire gutted it.

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