MISSOULA – The T.J. Maxx store on North Reserve Street was evacuated for about an hour on Thursday evening following reports of smoke on the roof of the building.
Missoula City Fire Department Battalion Chief Kip Knapstead says crews responded to the scene at about 6:40 p.m., entered the building and went up on the roof where they cut into it with a chainsaw.
Knapstead said a four-by-five square foot area of insulation and foam was burned and that the flames caused about $5,000 worth of damage. Fire officials have not yet determined what sparked the fire.
Three fire engines a dozen firefighters and several other agencies all responded to the scene. No injuries have been reported.