Statements on the Bozeman Explosion

By Beacon Staff

Montana politicians on the natural gas explosion in downtown Bozeman that flattened three buildings Thursday morning:

“I was in Bozeman today as the community dealt with the explosion. I would like to thank all the first responders for their dedication and hard work. The State of Montana stands ready to assist the community in any way we can. Nancy and I send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the disaster.” – Gov. Brian Schweitzer

“Sharla and I send our thoughts and prayers to everyone whose lives are affected by this disaster. Montana has some of the most capable emergency responders in the country, and I appreciate their hard work and dedication. I am following this story closely as we sort through the questions, and my staff and I are standing by to help any way we can.” – Sen. Jon Tester

“Like all Montanans, I was shocked to learn of the explosion in downtown Bozeman. I pray that no one got hurt in the accident, and have full confidence in the emergency crews that have responded to the scene. Right now, my staff and I are working quickly to gather more information and determine where the federal government might be of assistance in this matter.” – Sen Max Baucus

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of everyone impacted by yesterday’s events. I stand ready to work with Max, Jon and folks in the Bozeman community to help in any way I can.” – Rep Denny Rehberg

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