At about 5:40 this morning fire emergency crews were sent out to fight a blaze just west of Downtown Billings.  23 Yellowstone Avenue at the Ockerman Apartments.The apartment building is being evacuated!  From our vantage point on the 23rd floor of the Crowne Plaza at first it was white, hazy smoke filling the sky.

At about 6:15 this morning, from what we can tell about there are 40 foot high flames over the trees in the area of the fire near the Moss Mansion.  Please stay away from the area as Yellowstone from Division to 1st avenue is closed to traffic.