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Old 03-08-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Wow. That's gotta be a huge blow to such a small town.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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Default Any other local news?

Any new developments?
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Several Whitehall businesses were destroyed by a fire that raged through the city's downtown and firefighters worked feverishly Friday afternoon to get the blaze under control.
A two-block radius in the area of West Legion Avenue and North Main Street remains evacuated Friday evening. The entire town was without electricity Friday until shortly before 5:30 p.m.
An explosion led to the fire that destroyed a handful of businesses at the intersection of Legion and Main.
Crews will remain on the scene all night watching for hot spots or flare-ups, Whitehall Fire Chief Rick Strauss said.
Legion Street will remain closed through the night and at least part of the street will remain closed Saturday.
Charred debris filled Main Street in front of some of the burned-out businesses.
Five fire departments responded to the blaze. Most of those returned to their stations Friday night. The fire marshal is on the scene and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
Just over an hour after the fire started, it had gotten into a main power line, which feeds various sources directly from the NorthWestern substation, officials at NorthWestern Energy said.
In order to prevent that line from being damaged along with other equipment, NorthWestern de-energized the line as a precautionary measure, leaving the entire town without power. Crews began working to return the power at 5 p.m.
Businesses that have been destroyed include the Legion Street Grill, Mint Bar, Cottage Floral and D & D Tax Service. Firefighters were working to save several others Friday afternoon.
Several other businesses are engulfed in flames, according to witnesses at the scene.
An official with the Montana Department of Transportation said a call came in at about 11:30 a.m. that several businesses had been lost.
Other businesses in the area include Whitehall Drug, McCloud Realtors and Whitehall Cinemas.
Owners of the Legion Street Grill said the restaurant was just starting to fill up with lunchtime customers when there was an explosion.
"I was doing the inventory, finishing up for taxes, it was 11 o'clock and I heard the explosion. It just knocked me off my chair and I saw smoke and ran up to the restaurant and told (co-owner) Jane (Bowman), ‘We need to get everybody out of the building. I don't know what it was.' It was like instantly," owner Gabi Hall said.
There were 15 to 20 customers in the restaurant at the time of the explosion along with six employees, Hall said. No one was injured.
Flames could be seen 75-feet in the air, one worker in the area said.
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered some 12 miles south of Whitehall occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology said. The bureau had no immediate reports of property damage and it is unclear if the two incidents are related.
Whitehall has roughly 1,100 residents.

http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=9960875&nav=menu227_5
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Truly devastating to a small town like Whitehall. At least there were no casualties.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I used to go to Bozeman all the time when I worked in Yellowstone. Right now I'm going to school in Logan, Utah and there was no coverage of this happening in our local paper. I just read about it today, two weeks after the fact, in the New York Times..??? We're within seven hours of Bozeman. I'm just shocked and very saddened. I love that town. I'm so sorry.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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And Whitehall, what the heck is in Whitehall that's worth the effort??
All the fukung meth labs.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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I did not realize that meth is a big problem in Whitehall or Montana for that matter.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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There is speculation here in Washington state that this was an act of domestic terrorism and the Government is working hard to keep it quiet so they don't get a rush of copycat events.
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