- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Heat from a running crematorium furnace started a fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a Billings Funeral Home.

Deputy Billings Fire Marshal Trever Schilling says the fire at Smith Funeral Chapel was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1e0HGBI ) no one was in the building and no injuries were reported.

Schilling says the heat from the furnace ignited nearby combustibles, causing a fire that damaged the roof around the furnace.

The building and its contents were insured.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com



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