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By Andi Bourne

Windstorm Downs Trees, Crushes Camper


Missoula County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Bob Parcell

This camper was totaled after a spruce larger than 20 inches around and another tree came down in the wind lengthwise on the trailer. The owner was from Missoula and according to law enforcement, he did have insurance.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake emergency personnel responded to a report that downed trees in Lake Alva campground trapped campers around 8 p.m. Friday, July 14. Two trees fell lengthwise on a camper trailer, totaling the trailer but sparing an infant in a bassinet. While another camper was also damaged, no one was injured.

Seeley Lake resident Alisia Sunderland witnessed the storm first hand. She was huckleberry picking in the campground when the storm hit. She heard the wind hit the treetops and described the rain coming at her "like a curtain across the lake and it was coming fast." Sunder...

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