Contact Us

Fire Breaks Out at Howard Johnson Motel in Missoula

Howard Johnson Hotel
Photo by Sarah Yovetich

At around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Missoula Fire Department responded to a fire at the Howard Johnson Motel on Brooks Street.

Captain Dick Ware with the Missoula Fire Department said the fire was in a single ground floor room in the motel, and no occupants were in the room at the time of the fire.

“A call came in at about 10 a.m. this morning, and we sent three city engine companies and a truck company to the fire,” Ware said. “When they got there, they found a room involved in a fire and they quickly knocked it down. They checked for occupants and there was no one inside. No adjacent rooms were involved, so it was a pretty quick fire.”

Ware also said there was no structural damage to the single room in the motel.

“It’s mostly smoke damaged interior contents that’s full of, you know, smoke,” Ware said. “Right now that’s all we know.”

The fire is being investigated by the Missoula Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau.

As of 2:45 p.m., the cause of the fire was still under investigation. Ware said a report of the investigation should be wrapped up by the end of the day.

Best of the Blaze

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Blaze Rock Mob quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Blaze Rock Mob contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.