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By Andi Bourne

Mission Mountains Mercantile Destroyed by Fire - The Community Remembers


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

A volunteer firefighter sprays water to protect the surrounding structures and vegetation as fire engulfs the Mission Mountains Mercantile in the Swan Valley in the early hours of May 18.

SWAN VALLEY - The Mission Mountains Mercantile (Merc) and Swan Valley Real Estate office were destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of May 18. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The structure has been determined a total loss.

At approximately 12:22 a.m. a fire was reported at the Merc on Highway 83. The Swan Valley Fire Department was dispatched to the scene. Swan Valley Fire Chief Randy Williams said that about a third of his personnel did not get the 9-1-1 page and were reached via phone. They had personnel on scene in 16 minutes.

"That response...

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