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St. Mary's Catholic Church, a complete loss after fire Saturday


December 13, 2019

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Scenes from the St. Mary's Catholic Church fire on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation Saturday. The fire was called in around 10:20 a.m. and as of 2:00 p.m. volunteer firefighters have gained control of the fire. The church is considered a total loss.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, a historic and sentimental landmark on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, was considered a complete loss after flames consumed the structure.

The fire started this morning, Rocky Boy Volunteer Fire Department receiving a call at 10:21 a.m., Rocky Boy Fire Chief Calvin Jilot. He added that the initial report stated that the fire had originated in the kitchen of the church, but, unfortunately, quickly spread throughout the entire building. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but no one was injured in the fire.

He said that his crew had a great response t...

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