Old Binder Guy Posted December 4, 2021 Author Share Posted December 4, 2021 Denton, Montana, is a small central Montana town that grew up with the homesteaders who flooded into the area over a hundred years ago. I put a list of the homes that were burned. A farm complex burned as well. It started near Stanford, Montana when powerlines arced starting the fire in an intensely high 90 mph west wind. No lives were lost. Storage buildings, vehicles, and the grain elevator burned. Here are some photos of the disaster. Lewistown is the Fergus County Seat and the main center of commerce. But these little old towns that have survived somewhat due to farming, while plenty of small towns died serve people in distances from Lewistown or Great Falls. These little towns like Denton and Moore, where I graduated high school still dot the prairies and ranges in central Montana. Draw a circle 50 miles in radius around Lewistown, and we all considered these townspeople, their farmers and ranchers as out "neighbors." The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance from the State Officials have assessed the damage in the Town of Denton and the properties that were damaged or lost during the West Wind Fire. A more thorough assessment will be forth coming at a later time. We want to express our deepest sympathies to the individuals that lost their house, vehicle or storage buildings. The following is a list of all residences that were a total loss: 1210 Buena Vista 600 Main St 700 Lehman 610 Main St 701 Lehman 612 Main St 702 Lehman 616 Main St 703 Lehman 618 Main St 706 Lehman 716 Main St 710 Lehman 804 Lehman 815 Lehman 819 Lehman 910 Lehman 305 Railroad Ave 505 Railroad Ave 205 Keirstad 207 Keirstad 209 Keirstad 211 Keirstad 201 Ketchner 505 Ketchner If you have been misplaced due to the loss of your house, please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-272-6668 or stop by the Civic Center 309 5th Ave South in Lewistown, MT. You can also contact the local Salvation Army at 406-366-2982 or 206-280-9787. It had a most devastating fire early in the morning of December 1st. I don't know much more about the fire that these photos will show. The fire forked several times and burned other areas north and south of town. Gary😢😭 Thankfully the Denton Schools survived. The elevators burning. Aftermath of the burned elevator and the grain pile. Before. Afterward. 1 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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