Police: Wednesday morning house fire in Billings arson - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Police: Wednesday morning house fire in Billings arson

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Billings police say an investigation into a Wednesday morning house fire on Terry Avenue revealed the fire was set on purpose.

Police say Edward Michael Halvorson, 43-years-old, cut the gas line to the water heater and ignited the gas. 

Halvorson was arrested on one charge of arson and four counts of criminal endangerment.

He's currently in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.


Crews are investigating what sparked a house fire in Billings Wednesday morning.

It happened at 735 Terry Avenue, near Central Park. Fire officials say they got the call just after 1 am. 

One person was inside when the fire started, but they are safe. 

The investigation into what caused this fire is ongoing.

  • MontanaMore>>

  • Police impersonator in Carbon County, Big Horn County, WY still a mystery

    Police impersonator in Carbon County, Big Horn County, WY still a mystery

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-09-20 03:29:08 GMT
    People in Carbon County and Big Horn County, Wyoming need to keep their eyes open while they're out driving.  Authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator.  Officers thought they found the suspect but the case is still a mystery.  In an article published September 13th by the Gillette News Record, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming sent out a warning to the community to be on the lookout for a person impersonating a police officer.  Big Horn...
    People in Carbon County and Big Horn County, Wyoming need to keep their eyes open while they're out driving.  Authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator.  Officers thought they found the suspect but the case is still a mystery.  In an article published September 13th by the Gillette News Record, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming sent out a warning to the community to be on the lookout for a person impersonating a police officer.  Big Horn...
  • WATCH: Rare Ear Spring eruption caught on video at Yellowstone

    WATCH: Rare Ear Spring eruption caught on video at Yellowstone

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:02:40 GMT

    New fractures and eruptions are emerging in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone Park, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring.

    New fractures and eruptions are emerging in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone Park, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring.

  • Police: House fire that sent 6 to hospital ruled arson

    Police: House fire that sent 6 to hospital ruled arson

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:09:13 GMT

    According to the Billings Police Department, the fire that sent six people to the hospital Tuesday morning was determined to be intentionally set.

    According to the Billings Police Department, the fire that sent six people to the hospital Tuesday morning was determined to be intentionally set.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2nd degree murder charges dropped against Lame Deer man

    2nd degree murder charges dropped against Lame Deer man

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:33:12 GMT

    On Tuesday, September 18th, federal prosecutors dismissed 2nd degree murder charges against a Lame Deer man accused in the death of a Northern Cheyenne woman. Whitebird Limpy was charged in the death of Julia Stump. 

    On Tuesday, September 18th, federal prosecutors dismissed 2nd degree murder charges against a Lame Deer man accused in the death of a Northern Cheyenne woman. Whitebird Limpy was charged in the death of Julia Stump. 

  • WATCH: Rare Ear Spring eruption caught on video at Yellowstone

    WATCH: Rare Ear Spring eruption caught on video at Yellowstone

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:02:40 GMT

    New fractures and eruptions are emerging in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone Park, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring.

    New fractures and eruptions are emerging in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone Park, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring.

  • Mountain Lions spotted in Billings

    Mountain Lions spotted in Billings

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:43:38 GMT
    A Facebook post shared this week talks of Mountain Lions within Billings city limits.  Multiple people spotted the Mountain Lions on the west end of town heading towards the Rims. Residents were concerned in the comments of the post but Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Bob Gibson and ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said Mountain Lions frequent the Billings area.  Gibson said FWP is frequently notified of lions on the outskirts of the Heights and West End.  Ewelt said ...
    A Facebook post shared this week talks of Mountain Lions within Billings city limits.  Multiple people spotted the Mountain Lions on the west end of town heading towards the Rims. Residents were concerned in the comments of the post but Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Bob Gibson and ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said Mountain Lions frequent the Billings area.  Gibson said FWP is frequently notified of lions on the outskirts of the Heights and West End.  Ewelt said ...
  • Police impersonator in Carbon County, Big Horn County, WY still a mystery

    Police impersonator in Carbon County, Big Horn County, WY still a mystery

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-09-20 03:29:08 GMT
    People in Carbon County and Big Horn County, Wyoming need to keep their eyes open while they're out driving.  Authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator.  Officers thought they found the suspect but the case is still a mystery.  In an article published September 13th by the Gillette News Record, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming sent out a warning to the community to be on the lookout for a person impersonating a police officer.  Big Horn...
    People in Carbon County and Big Horn County, Wyoming need to keep their eyes open while they're out driving.  Authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator.  Officers thought they found the suspect but the case is still a mystery.  In an article published September 13th by the Gillette News Record, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming sent out a warning to the community to be on the lookout for a person impersonating a police officer.  Big Horn...
  • Name released of suspect in trespassing at Old Faithful at Yellowstone

    Name released of suspect in trespassing at Old Faithful at Yellowstone

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-09-18 20:02:16 GMT

    A crowd watching Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park was alarmed to see an adult man leave the boardwalk and stand on some of the park's most beloved - and dangerous - thermal features.

    A crowd watching Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park was alarmed to see an adult man leave the boardwalk and stand on some of the park's most beloved - and dangerous - thermal features.

  • Montana principal on leave after a text to a former student

    Montana principal on leave after a text to a former student

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:18:03 GMT
    courtesy Anaconda Junior/Senior High School Facebookcourtesy Anaconda Junior/Senior High School Facebook

    The Anaconda junior/senior high school principal is on leave after sending a message some interpreted as inappropriate to a former student.

    The Anaconda junior/senior high school principal is on leave after sending a message some interpreted as inappropriate to a former student.

  • Roberts basketball coach accused of kissing student

    Roberts basketball coach accused of kissing student

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:46:55 GMT

    A Roberts basketball coach is on paid administrative leave after being charged with endangering the welfare of children.

    A Roberts basketball coach is on paid administrative leave after being charged with endangering the welfare of children.

  • Woman spends 2 years making quilt using 17,000 crystals, donates it for a good cause

    Woman spends 2 years making quilt using 17,000 crystals, donates it for a good cause

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-09-20 02:53:40 GMT

    We are a few weeks away from the Walk to End Alzheimer's at ZooMontana. One woman is making heads turn with her gift to support the walk team for the event at the zoo.

    We are a few weeks away from the Walk to End Alzheimer's at ZooMontana. One woman is making heads turn with her gift to support the walk team for the event at the zoo.