The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Fire destroys Whitehall home

 

January 18, 2017

Melissa Jenkins

Pictured is the aftermath of a fire at a residence at 973 MT Highway 2 West near Whitehall.

The early morning hours last Tuesday were not that unusual for Whitehall resident Bruce Hayes. Things would change in a heartbeat.

Bruce, who suffers from a back injury, could not sleep much like many other nights throughout the year. He decided to step outside to take a look at the night sky, and when he turned around he saw smoke coming from his residence located at 973 MT Highway 2 West.

He rushed inside and made sure his wife Tricia and dog Beasley got out of the house.

After this, Bruce said things got foggy and he doesn't remember much.

Whitehall Volunteer Fire Chief Jeremy Ward said...



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