Sports Authority Fire Works Fire in Billings
Two days a way from the 4th of July but it seems the pop of fireworks really came earlier than in the past.Careless lighting of fireworks has caused some major fire damage to the Sports Authority store on 24th street, across from Billings West High track! Damages estimated to be $500,000! There were no injuries.
Engine 7 and Engine 5 of the Billings Fire Department responded to the flaming building just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 1st. The blaze included the awning of the right front side of the building. According to early reports the interior of Sports Authority suffered smoke damage.
David Cardillo of the Billings Police Department said,
those responsible could be charged with arson or negligent arson for the incident. If anyone has information leading to finding those responsible, police ask that you call Crimestoppers at (406) 657-8200.