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By Andi Bourne

Arson Suspected in Apartment Fire


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Missoula County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Robert Parcell pointing out where the fire burned on the exterior of the south end of the building to Deputy Tyler Robinson. The fire was reported just before 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 3 at the apartment complex on SOS Road in Seeley Lake.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake volunteer firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 145 SOS Road in Seeley Lake Jan. 3. The three-unit complex was vacant when the fire started. While the State Fire Marshal is still working on the investigation, Missoula County Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Parcell said it is a "probable arson."

A neighbor called in the fire just before 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel was on scene in six minutes followed by the structure engine three minutes later and a second engine with three more volunteers.

When Chief Vanden Heuvel arrived,...

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