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According to the Missoula Battalion Chief, Kip Knapstad, the Missoula Fire Department responded for a report of smoke showing on the roof of TJ Maxx at 3275 N. Reserve St. Other agencies that responded include the Missoula Police Department and Missoula Emergency Services Ambulance.
The first arriving engine reported light smoke showing on the roof and requested the police to evacuate TJ Maxx and REI. Firefighters accessed the roof and were able to locate the area of origin by hand tools and a chain saw.
The fire was approximately 4’x5’ and burning in the foam insulation. An interior crew went inside and pulled some ceiling tiles to look for fire extension. The fire was quickly put out.
TJ Maxx personal and customers were held outside for approximately 1 hour.
No injuries occurred to store employees, customers or firefighters.
The fire is under investigation at this time.
The number of Fire units that were involved were (3) engines, 1 Ladder truck, Battalion Chief and Fire Investigator. The number of Firefighters that were involved were 12 firefighters, 1 Chief Officer and 1 investigator.
The estimated property damage is about $5,000.000 and the estimated property valued that was saved from being burned was $3 million.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995