Yellowstone Feeds fire not related to old high school

Once bitten, twice shy. That’s the saying when something unpleasant happens and extended caution is required. 

So, when the Yellowstone Feed hay bin was torched Monday afternoon, the rumor mill started churning. But, in fact, it’s believed the fire had nothing to do with fire at the old Sweet Grass County High School that broke early Friday morning. 

Jennifer Breck, who owns Yellowstone Feed with her husband, David, said they were on hand almost immediately when the fire broke out. Their initial thought was some hay was baled a little too wet, and spontaneously combusted in the back of the bin. 

“We’re good, it’s just a bit of a mess,” Jennifer said. “We lost about $14,000 in hay and are still waiting to hear back on the structural damage costs in the next couple days. The volunteer firefighters did a tremendous job helping get the fire out.”

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By STEPHEN KALB-KOENIGSFELD / Pioneer Staff Writer

 

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