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Late-night fire destroys Alberton home

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Dec 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-05 16:05:34-05

UPDATE: 12/5/2021 - 2 PM - According to a social media post, crews have completed extinguishing and overhauling the house fire. The home is a total loss, displacing a family of 6. Red Cross is working with the family to meet immediate needs as the family lost everything in the fire.

The family narrowly escaped the fast-moving fire and several family pets including 3 dogs, several cats and a snake were lost in the fire. Two ferrets were found in the basement alive but in critical condition. FRFD crews rescued the ferrets and they were taken by Fire Department personnel to the Pet Emergency Center in Missoula. The animals are currently receiving treatment for smoke inhalation and are receiving lifesaving care. The family is in need of assistance with offsetting emergency veterinary care for Coco and Bean, those wishing to support the pet care costs can call the Pet Emergency Center at 406-829-9300. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ALBERTON - A Mineral County home was destroyed in a late Saturday night fire.

The Frenchtown Rural Fire District was called to the scene of a reported house fire on Adams Street in Alberton shortly before midnight.

The structure was fully involved when crews arrived at the scene and is considered to be a total loss, according to a social media post.

Everyone inside the home at the time of the fire managed to escape and no injuries have been reported.

The Missoula Rural Fire District, Missoula Emergency Services, and the Mineral County Sheriff's Office all responded to the scene.