Fire fully engulfed a garage on Parkview Way in Missoula this afternoon, June 3, sending plumes of black smoke over the South Hills.The fire started around 8:25, and firefighers arrived shortly thereafter.

The homeowner said the fire exploded out of the garage, but that the family was able to escape. The only resident of the house unaccounted for during the firefight was a cat.

The fire spread to the kitchen of the home, and firefighters kicked in the door and some windows to fight the blaze.

The fire was mostly out by around 8:45, but much damage had already been done.

Photo courtesy of Jon King
Photo courtesy of Jon King