RV Fire in Missoula

Missoula Rural Fire Department received a report of a recreational vehicle fire at 6240 Industrial Road in Missoula at 7:05 p.m. 

According to Missoula Rural Fire Batallion Chief Dan Merritt, a transient family living in their car started the fire while putting ether, an industrial solvent, in their car while trying to escape the cold and stay warm. 

Merritt estimates a $10,000 loss for the RV, and $3,000 loss for the contents inside the vehicle. 

Merritt told ABC FOX a couple and their dog escaped the fire. No injuries were reported. 

The Red Cross is working to find shelter for the family overnight. 

ABC Fox Reporter

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