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Update: Big Equipment Company destroyed by fire in Havre

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According to the son of the owner of Big Equipment, Tim Harmon, tells KFBB that the company is making positive progress. He said in a Facebook message that, "we’ve already begun our cleanup. The investigation is complete and acquired temporary office location and shop locations. I couldn’t have imagined it would happen this fast. Things are definitely falling into place."

We also reached out to Havre Fire department and assistant fire chief, Kelly Jones, said that currently, their investigation is still open. Also, the insurance company from Big Equipment launched their own investigation. Kelly also said the state fire marshall called asking questions but he was not sure if they have launched an investigation.

Kelly said, while fighting the Christmas Eve blaze they sustained damages to a few of their trucks. The damages that were done to the engines were from frozen lines to a busted pump, costing the department over $4,000 dollars in damages. When asked would insurance pay for those he replied, "No that's just the cost of doing business."


The agricultural equipment business, Big Equipment Company in West Havre, burned almost all day on Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning.
Despite the destruction, the business said on its Facebook page it will continue to move forward and rebuild.

The company employs about 30 and said because of their insurance policy it allows them to be able to still pay their employees for a few months.
Insurance will also cover any of the loses they suffer, one of which was a combine and several tractors.

The cause of the is still under investigation.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday at the Town House Inn at 10:00 am in Havre. The meeting will take place in one of the conference rooms upstairs. 

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