Mooring View Lane home destroyed by fire

Print Article

A house on Mooring View Lane is fully engulfed by flames Friday afternoon. (Chris Peterson photo)

A house on Mooring View Lane in rural Columbia Falls was destroyed by fire in a spectacular blaze Friday afternoon.

Homeowner Rick Greer said he went outside to let the dogs out and noticed the back porch was on fire, possibly from embers from the wood stove. By the time he got into the house, it was completely on fire.

Greer got out of the house unscathed. No one else was home at the time.

The home, located on a hill in the woods, was tough for firefighters to initially access — it has a steep drive and two firefighting vehicles got stuck in the icy driveway.

The official cause is still under investigation. Firefighters from Bad Rock and Columbia Falls responded, along with mutual aid from Creston. Four dogs got out of the house OK, though a fifth was missing, but family members said it may have just been running around in the woods.

Firefighters were still on the scene at 5 p.m.

Print Article

Read More

Search for missing skier near Whitefish Mountain continues

February 19, 2018 at 10:14 am | Daily Inter Lake Search crews continued to comb the slopes near Whitefish Mountain Resort on Monday morning after a skier was reported missing over the weekend. “They searched until after dark last night, and we a...

Comments

Read More

Maldives president wants vote to extend state of emergency

AP

February 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm | MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives asked Parliament on Monday to extend the state of emergency that has helped him reinforce his power, as political turmoil continued to churn in the...

Comments

Read More

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

AP

February 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm | JERUSALEM (AP) — The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth...

Comments

Read More

AP Top International News at 2:11 p.m. EST

AP

February 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm | In Italy's poorer south, populist party woos angry voters...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2018 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X