Arson Investigation Billings house fire

BILLINGS – Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a house fire on Billings’ West End Monday afternoon. The fire at 2328 Henesta Drive caused about $250,000 in damage.

On Tuesday, crews boarded up the building and a private fire investigator hired by the insurance company was on scene trying to find the cause of the blaze.

“When we look for an area of origin we look at a lot of different burn patterns, witness statements. It’s a big puzzle,” said David Larson with Larson Investigation. “We put all these pieces together and say, ‘The fire started in this general area.’ From that general area we look to see if we can get a cause.”

The building is a duplex and was occupied at the time of the fire, but everyone got out safely. The blaze caused major heat and smoke damage to the upper unit. The lower unit suffered minor smoke and water damage

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