Billings Fire investigators announced the cause of a fire that started early Tuesday evening at a house on Leeann Boulevard, near Zimmerman Trail on the Billings West End.
Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Tatum said residents inside the home was filling up a lighter at the time. The lighter overfilled, and butane spilled on a couch that caught fire.
The blaze caused major smoke damage throughout the house's main floor, and moderate damage to the couch and living room wall. No one was hurt, but damages total around $150,000.