The main office in Uptown Butte for NorthWestern Energy Co. was evacuated this morning due to a fire in the basement.

Some employees are now being let back into the building.

The fire started early Wednesday morning in the generator room in the sub-basement of the building at 40 E. Broadway, but is now out, according to spokesman Butch Larcombe. The call came into the Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff's office at 6:35 a.m.

Some 200 employees who work in the building are working form home or from other locations. It could be several hours before the building will be fully reopened, Larcombe said.



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