By Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine what caused the main building of the Miles City Livestock Commission to burn to the ground.

The Miles City Star reports Custer County Fire Department chief Bud Peterson and fire marshal Jerry Smith were among the officials at the stockyards Monday investigating the cause of Saturday’s fire.

The damages are estimated to be more than $1 million. One firefighter was treated and released for an undisclosed injury.

John Laney of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce says owners Bart and Misty Meged are planning to rebuild. The Megeds did not return a call for comment on Monday.

The livestock commission’s website says a cattle sale scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled, but it plans to start holding sales again beginning next week.


Information from: Miles City Star,

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