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Big Equipment shop a complete loss from Monday's fire


December 17, 2019

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Firefighters from multiple districts inspect a contained fire Monday at Big Equipment's Shop off of U.S. Highway 2. Officials say the building is a complete loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Owner Ron Harmon said the fire started in the building's boiler room.

Officials say a fire at the Big Equipment shop - the company's second in two years - will be a complete loss. 

"The building is going to be a complete loss, some of the contents will be able to be salvaged," Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson said.

Paulson says the cause of the fire is still being investigated, but Big Equipment owner Ron Harmon said that when employees arrived at the shop on County Road 860 Northwest off U.S. Highway 2 at 6 a.m. Monday, the boiler room was on fire.

"I mean it's unprecedented to have a fire like we did two years ago and then have a fire again two years later,...

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