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Fireworks suspected in cause of small wildlands fire in Missoula

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 11:42:48-04

MISSOULA – Fireworks are suspected in a small wildlands fire Thursday afternoon in Upper Miller Creek.

The Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) responded to the intersection of Springtime Road and Loraine Drive around 3:37 p.m. for a report of a grass fire.

Fire officials report neighbors on top of the hill noticed the fire.

The wind-fueled the fire into a gully towards three homes.  Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire before reaching the homes.

This was the MRFD’s first fire call of the day and they are still investigating the cause of this fire.

-information from Jack Ginsburg