Posted: Jun 18, 2012 8:15 AM by Dennis Bragg - KPAX News
Updated: Jun 18, 2012 1:12 PM
MISSOULA- Some quick work by Missoula firefighters keeps a small apartment fire from getting out of control on Monday morning.
The fire was reported just after 7:30 a.m. when residents of a small apartment building in the 900 block of West Pine Street noticed smoke coming from the roof at the rear of the building.
Everyone evacuated the building as a precaution as Missoula firefighters were on the scene within a matter of minutes, quickly figuring out the white smoke was coming from the small fire that was burning in the attic of the building.
They were able to cut their way through the ceiling and insulation and extinguish the fire before it caused major damage.
Fire investigators had just arrived on scene and hadn't had a chance to check out the source of the fire, but Missoula Fire Department officials say it started somewhere in the rearmost apartment unit.
Fire officials say the blaze caused about $65,000 in damage.