MILLTOWN – Several pets perished in an early morning house fire east of Missoula.
The Missoula Rural Fire District was called out to reports of smoke coming from the roof a home on Daytona Loop in the Milltown area shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
- Crews remain on scene of fire in Bonner/Milltown area
Firefighters quickly attacked the stubborn blaze which took several hours to extinguish and caused heavy damage to the home.
Officials tell MTN News that the family of three was not at home when the fire broke out. There’s no word yet on what sparked the blaze.
Authorities say that two dogs, two cats and a bird are believed to have died in the fire.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
-information from Kent Luetzen included in this report.