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UPDATE: Family escapes fire west of Missoula

el toro lane fire
el toro lane fire
Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 19:09:58-04

FRENCHTOWN — UPDATE: 5 p.m. - July 9, 2021

A family managed to escape a house fire west of Missoula Friday afternoon.

A family member told MTN News there were five people inside when a dog started barking.

After opening a door the family saw smoke.

Everyone made it out safely except for two dogs that are assumed to still be inside.

The family doesn’t know what sparked the fire.

-information from Megan Mannering


(first report: 4:34 p.m. - July 9, 2021)

Crews are battling a structure fire west of Missoula.

Numerous agencies have responded to the scene off of US Highway 93 North.

The structure on El Torro Lane appears to be a total loss.

We have a reporter on the scene and will have additional information as it becomes available.

CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this article stated the fire was in the Frenchtown area.