MISSOULA – Firefighters responding to a Missoula mobile home fire on Friday were confronted with set of unique challenges.
When the Missoula Fire Department arrived on the scene in the 2300 block of West Broadway, just after 2 p.m., they found smoke coming from a trailer-home at the end of a small alley.
The owner told firefighters that no other people were in the home, but that there were a couple pets inside. The pets did not survive the fire.
Crews were able to put the fire out quickly but because of the home’s location it was at first difficult to get water on site.
“This is a dead-end street and so our folks had to find a different water source than the one clear out on Broadway. So they did find a water source interior but then had to breach the fence and hand log a line into supply the fire engine so our folks didn’t run out water in the burning building,” said Missoula Fire Department Chief Jeff Brandt.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Fire officials said Friday evening that the home is being considered a total loss.