A fire broke out at a home on Longview drive in Missoula in the afternoon of Wednesday, August 15. According to Missoula City Fire Chief Bill Bennett, the fire started in the lower level of a split level home but emergency response teams were able to quell the flames before they spread to the home's upper levels.

City Fire Chief Bill Bennett:

There is smoke damage throughout the home and "medium damage" to the house. The home owners were not in the residence during the fire and no injuries have been reported.

There is little certainty as to what caused the fire and crews are currently investigating the source of the blaze.