Some folks around Glasgow and Fort Peck claimed they saw the smoke cloud from the large fire that devastated a furniture store in Wolf Point on Monday, March 10. The fire destroyed Gysler Furniture, a business that has been around since 1965, and added furniture to that building 13 years ago.
The pawn shop located next door was at risk of the fire spreading there, but firefighters on the scene were able to keep the fire contained in one building.
Bob "Sparky" Hansen, Long Run Fire Department chief, said that his firefighters were called in to assist on the fire at 2:52 p.m. The mutual aid call went out to Poplar, Circle, Scobey and Culbertson Fire Departments, as well.
One crew from the Long Run Fire Department left soon after the page was received with five firefighters. A second crew went to help fight the blaze shortly after 5 p.m.
The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m., and fire crews were still trying to contain the fire overnight. Reporters from the Wolf Point paper, The Herald News, said crews were still on scene at 5 a.m., and a few were left spotting for hot spots on Tuesday morning.
The Gysler building was reported to be one of the older buildings in town, built in 1930.
More details on the fire, and how it might affect the area can be found in The Herald News.