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Christmas Eve fire chars Big Equipment


December 26, 2017

Havre Daily News/Stephen Borlaug

Charred remains of Big Equipment Co. stand on U.S. Highway 87 west of Havre Monday. The business' building burnt to the ground Sunday.

Local business

suffers millions in losses

A fire Sunday razed Havre's Big Equipment Co. facilities to the ground, resulting in millions of dollars in losses.

Havre Fire Department Chief Mel Paulson said the cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is just beginning.

Big Equipment owner Ron Harmon, who said he was in Missoula visiting family when he got word of the fire, didn't see much good in speculating, adding that if he had to guess, the fire may have been sparked by a failed item in the shop. The losses, again loosely speculating, Harmon said was a "multi-million dollar l...

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