Explosion Rocks Cascade Ridge Subdivision in Big Sky: 1 Injured and Multiple Fire Departments Respond

BIG SKY, Mont. – A person sustained serious injuries following an explosion in the Cascade Ridge Subdivision in Big Sky on Friday afternoon. The incident prompted a significant emergency response from the Big Sky Fire Department.

The explosion resulted in a total loss of the main structure, with minimal damage reported to adjacent buildings. First responders witnessed a large black smoke column and flames reaching up to 15 feet above the roofline of the structure.

Upon arrival at the scene, the Big Sky Fire Department dispatched two engines, two ambulances, and two command units to address the situation. Additional support was requested from various agencies, including the Yellowstone Mountain Rural Fire Club, Gallatin Gateway Fire Department, Hyalite Fire Department, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, and Bozeman Fire Department.

The occupant of the residence affected by the explosion was transported to a Regional Burn Center to receive treatment for life-threatening injuries. The Big Sky Fire Department is actively investigating the incident and has provided updates on the situation.

The surrounding community has come together to support those impacted by the explosion, showcasing the resilience and unity of the Big Sky area. Efforts are underway to ensure the safety and well-being of residents in the Cascade Ridge Subdivision.

As authorities continue to investigate the cause of the explosion, residents are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities. The collaboration between various emergency response teams highlights the importance of preparedness and swift action in such critical situations.

The incident serves as a reminder of the risks associated with unforeseen emergencies and underscores the importance of community support during challenging times. The Big Sky community remains resilient in the face of adversity, rallying together to provide assistance and care to those affected by the explosion.

Authorities are working diligently to gather more information and provide updates on the situation as they become available. Citizens are encouraged to stay informed and follow safety guidelines to prevent future incidents in the Cascade Ridge Subdivision and surrounding areas.