Whitehall Fire Forces Evacuations

By Beacon Staff

WHITEHALL – A fire has destroyed several businesses in the small town of Whitehall, between Butte and Bozeman.

KXLF-TV reports losses include the Mint bar and the Legion Street Grill.

A fire broke out this morning and produced black smoke that motorists on Interstate 90 could see for miles.

The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology says a magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered some 12 miles south of Whitehall occurred today at about 4:30 a.m. The bureau had no immediate reports of property damage.

Whitehall has roughly 1,100 residents.

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