BOZEMAN (AP) — Gallatin County authorities say a person has died after a house east of Bozeman exploded and burned to the ground.
County officials said in a statement that the explosion early Thursday was felt up to four miles away from the home on Jackson Creek Road.
Bridger Canyon firefighters responded just before 1:30 a.m. to find the house on fire and its walls blown out.
They fought the fire until it was brought under control at 5 a.m.
County officials reported one fatality, though they did not identify the person or say how the person died.
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion or the fire
The sheriff's office, Bozeman police, the state fire marshal and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.