MISSOULA - The Missoula Fire Department reports that four dogs, along with a few other pets, died after being caught in a Monday evening house fire in the Lower Rattlesnake area.
"Our primary search of the structure there were no people found. The secondary search there were four dogs total that we pulled out so far and then some other animals that didn't make it," said Missoula Fire Department Assistant Chief of Operations Jeff Brandt.
Firefighters were called to reports of a house fire in the 2300 block of Gilbert Avenue just after 6 p.m. on Monday. Brandt told MTN News that the first crews on the scene immediately put the fire out and continued to knock out ceiling and wall to search for secondary fires.
There was extensive smoke and fire damage throughout the front part of the home, but crews still tried to save some of the home owners valuables. Brandt said an investigation into what sparked the fire is underway.
The home suffered an estimated $95,000 in damage as a result of the fire.
MISSOULA - Firefighters responded to the scene of a residential fire on the 2300 block of Gilbert Ave in Missoula Monday evening.
It was reported just after 6 p.m. that smoke and flames were showing from the windows of the building. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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