Clyde Park home destroyed by fire; no injuries

By 
Justin Post — Enterprise Staff Writer
Friday, March 20, 2020

Fire destroyed a home on Lower Cottonwood Road in Clyde Park Thursday evening.

“The house was a total loss,” said Dave Bonko, with Park County Rural Fire District #1. Eight personnel from Park County Rural Fire responded to the blaze in five firefighting units.

The house was on fire when Park Rural Fire units arrived on scene shortly after 10 p.m., Bonko said. He did not have details about what may have caused the fire.

Firefighters with Park County Rural District #1, Clyde Park City, Clyde Park Rural and the Wilsall Fire Department responded to the blaze, which was reported at 9:43 p.m. at 87 Lower Cottonwood Road. The Park County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

“There was a very extensive response,” Bonko said.

The metal roof of the home collapsed on a portion of the home, which he said was gutted in the blaze. 

Bonko said firefighters with Park Rural Fire cleared the scene at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, but that Clyde Park crews were still on scene. Representatives from Clyde Park city and rural fire departments were not immediately available for comment.

“It was just a real extensive, long-fought fire,” Bonko said.

Bonko said no one was injured in the fire.

He commended the firefighters from Wilsall and Clyde Park’s city and rural departments who responded.

“They had a tremendous response to the fire and my guys from Park County Rural Fire did a very good job and prevented a lot of potential injuries that could have happened if we didn’t have very well-trained personnel on scene,” Bonko said.