Great Falls Fire and Rescue responding to house fire at 6th Avenue South

UPDATE: FEB. 23 AT 4:40 PM

A second Alarm structure fire occurred Tuesday morning at 1007 6th Avenue South, according to Great Falls Fire Rescue (GFFR).

GFFR said the duplex located at this address sustained heavy fire loss to the entire house.

At the time of the fire, the duplex was not being occupied, GFFR said. It was being used for personal storage.

Since the duplex was used as storage, GFFR crews said they had to face many obstacles and obstructions to combat the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Great Falls Fire and Rescue is responding to a house fire along Sixth Avenue South near Longfellow School. School drop off will not be impacted.

Neighbors called Great Falls Police to report smoke coming out of the roof around 4:15 a.m.

According to Great Falls Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Shupe, getting to the fire is difficult because there is storage with a lot of personal items inside and the smoke is reportedly causing flooring problems.

GFFR said their top concern is the safety of firefighters.

The Great Falls Police Department is on the scene and traffic is blocked on surrounding streets through 12th Avenue South. 

The cause is uncertain at this time. It's unclear if anyone was home at the time. Great Falls Fire Marshall McIntosh is investigating.

This story is developing and more information will be provided as it becomes available. 

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