Home Lost To Fire Near Nashua
Fundraiser Friday For Victims
Dispatch received the call right around 6 p.m. last Thursday.
Mike Doney, Celina Brien and their 2-year-old were out celebrating his birthday when they received a call from a neighbor. The family's home was fully engulfed by the time firetrucks pulled up to the scene on Tihista Road, east of Nashua.
Doney reported to the firefighters that there were firearms in the home and a propane tank out back. As fire trucks pulled up they moved back from the scene as ammunition started to go off.
Nashua Fire Department Chief Ray Yoss said the house was a total loss. They didn't clear the scene until 10 p.m.
Luckily no one was in the home during the July 31 blaze, and a cat that was in the house managed to jump out. The dog was with the family while they celebrated in Wolf Point with the rest of the family.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, the family is looking to regain some footing. Brien reported that they did have home owners insurance, but they are still in need of assistance. Donations are being accepted at the Glasgow Job Service and Independence Bank. They are also holding a benefit dinner on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point. The cost is $5 per person.