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Weekend fire destroys Missoula home

No injuries were reported
Chandler Street Fire 2
Chandler Street Fire
Posted at 8:01 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 14:28:55-04

MISSOULA — A Missoula home was heavily damaged in a weekend fire.

Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the 4700 block of Chandler Street around 3:46 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD), the fire was initially reported in the kitchen of a double-wide trailer.

When MFRD arrived, the trailer fire was "well-involved" with visible flames and smoke, according to a press release.

Despite firefighters getting a quick knockdown in the trailer's living area, the fire extended into the attic, requiring ventilation to the area to suppress the fire.

There were no injuries, and all residents, including five children, are accounted for. The home is a total loss.

MRFD's initial response included a command vehicle, a truck, four engines, two water tenders, and a support vehicle.

The Missoula City, East Missoula and Frenchtown fire departments all responded to the scene.

Investigators were on scene Saturday night to determine the cause of the fire.

MRFD said more information will be released as it becomes known. We will report any further updates we receive.