South 9th Street Fire Sends Missoula Woman To Harborview Medical Center In Seattle
The Missoula Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Friday afternoon at 2001 South 9th Street, where one woman was pulled from the home by neighbors after being overwhelmed by smoke.
Assistant Chief Jeff Brandt said the call came in at about 3:50 p.m.
"We had a single family home fire with flames coming out of the window and roof when our crews arrived on scene," Brandt said. "They were able to extinguish that pretty quickly, however there was a woman in the residence prior to our arrival, and neighbors were able to pull her out the back."
Brandt said the unidentified woman sustained serious injuries.
"The latest update is that I just got a call and was told she is being flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for smoke inhalation and other problems she sustained during the fire," he said.
Brandt said the fire drew the full structure fire response of four engines, one ladder truck, a
Battalion Chief and a Fire Inspector. He said the damage to the home was approximately $125,000.
Brandt specifically mentioned that first responders did not hear any smoke or fire alarms in the home. The fire department asked KGVO News to share the following safety message.
Every year the Missoula City Fire Department responds to numerous structure fires. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. Test your smoke alarms every month. When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.