“It was a total loss,” is how a structural fire was described by Hylite Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Dahlhauser.
Three people in a mobile home were able to get out of the house safely on Sunday morning. It is not known what caused the fire and the investigation is ongoing.
At 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning, the Hyalite Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire on the 19th and Oak in Bozeman. Dahlhauser said the Bozeman Police Department was on the scene first and was able to provide updates while the team was en route to the mobile home.
A total of 32 firefighters and AMRs were present at the blaze, and after two hours the fire was under control. Throughout Sunday afternoon and night, firefighters will monitor the home to make sure the fire is no longer active, Dahlhauser said.
“The takeaway is to remind everyone that they need to make sure they install and have smoke detectors in their home for early detection and early warning so they can get out of the way. home,” Dahlhauser said.
Dahlhauser also notes that the mobile home had smoke detectors.
Dahlhauser goes on to say that this was a multi-team effort across the Gallatin Valley, involving Bozeman Fire, Central Valley Fire, Fort Ellis Fire, and Gallatin Gateway Fire Department. The Bozeman Police Department and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene Sunday morning.