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New Information on Mobile Home Fire

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There is new information on the deadly mobile home fire that occurred in Lockwood early Thursday morning where four bodies were discovered.

25-year-old Donovan Fogle, 28-year-old Troy Saylor, 25-year-old Brandi Hansen Moates, and 33-year-old Amber-Marie Byers of Billings all appeared to have died in that fire from smoke inhalation. But, test results are needed to confirm the cause of death. According to Sheriff Mike Linder, Yellowstone County Sheriff's detectives have arrested two men in connection with the case; deputies say 21-year-old Robert Bottenhagen and 21-year-old Zaccary Kern, both from Billings, each face four counts of negligent homicide and one count of arson.

"They were both arrested probably within an hour of each other, taken down to the jail and booked in on the homicide charges and later the arson charges were added as well," says Linder.

The two men currently are being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed at the Yellowstone County Justice Court, a witness says the two men arrested allegedly set an apron on fire inside the residence after the others had gone to sleep. But, a witness reports to detectives that the two men said they had put the apron out before leaving. Investigators say the recovered clothing of both men appeared to have burn marks. The investigation is ongoing, and the two suspects will likely appear in justice court on Monday.