Details Emerge As Investigation Into Fatal Fire Continues

Victim of fire identified as 8-year-old Autumn Hawk

By Justin Franz
Scene of a fatal fire west of Kalispell on Thursday morning. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon.

The investigation continues into what started a motorhome fire west of Kalispell that killed an 8-year-old girl on Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Autumn Hawk.

According to authorities, Flathead County Dispatch received a report of a “fire and explosions” at 425 Daley Lane, near Foys Lake, at 9:52 a.m. When firefighters arrived they found the motorhome fully engulfed in flames.

The fire also damaged a nearby garage. Both of Hawk’s parents were able to escape the flames and taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center where they were released later in the day.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Firefighters and emergency personnel from Kalispell, South Kalispell, Smith Valley, West Valley, Evergreen and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the blaze.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the family cover the costs of the funeral. For more information visit www.gofundme.com/fc5fxsf9


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