Firefighters battle West Valley fire

December 16, 2018

Firefighters from three companies battled a small structure fire Saturday evening in the hills above West Valley.

Shortly before 5 p.m., firefighters were called to a residence on McMannamy Draw.

There were no injuries, but a building that held several vehicles and a camper trailer, was burned badly, according to West Valley Assistant Fire Chief Sean Bohannon.

Fortunately, West Valley Fire Department firefighters were on the scene quickly as they negotiated slick roads and sub-freezing temperatures to extinguish the blaze before it reached other structures at the residence.

Firefighters from Smith Valley and South Kalispell fire departments were also on the scene, in addition to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and Flathead Electric.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Reporter Scott Shindledecker may be reached at 406-758-4441 or sshindledecker@dailyinterlake.com.

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