Missoula firefighters respond to blaze near Reserve Street Bridge


Firefighters with the Missoula Fire Department douse a fire near the Reserve Street Bridge on Wednesday. Officials received calls about black smoke late Wednesday morning.

Deputies with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office hop the fence on Reserve Street near an ongoing fire.

Zoe Buchli

Missoula firefighters and law enforcement responded to the report of a fire near the Reserve Street Bridge late Wednesday morning.

Officials received multiple calls about clouds of black smoke. As of about 12:30 p.m., the fire was not fully contained, said Troy Ault, battalion chief for the Missoula Fire Department. Crews were using hoses to extinguish blazes.

The fire started in a heavily vegetated area near a small wooden structure that burned, Ault said.

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