Posted: Apr 20, 2011 9:28 AM by KXLF Media Center with Laurel Staples reporting
Updated: Apr 20, 2011 4:07 PM
More details have emerged about two fires that broke out early Wednesday morning in Butte.
At around 2:30 a.m. a small fire broke out at the Acoma Restaurant and Lounge building on East Broadway Street. Tenants who lived in apartments above the restaurant were evacuated for a short time, according to Fire Marshal John Lasky.
The Acoma suffered mostly smoke and water damage. That fire is under investigation.
While crews were mopping up that fire, they were dispatched at around 3:50 a.m. to a fire at the Dairy Queen on Harrison Avenue, Lasky said.
The Dairy Queen, which opened in the 1940s and is said to be the first Dairy Queen in Montana, suffered heavy smoke and water damage and is believed to be a total loss, Lasky said. Dairy Queen had just opened for business for the season on Friday, April 15.
That fire is also under investigation.
The Dairy Queen on Harrison Avenue is owned by Tony King. He has owned it for 12 years.