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Devastating Missoula avalanche was human-triggered

Bicycles are covered in snowdrifts Friday as much of downtown Missoula was deserted due to a snowstorm. (Associated Press)
Bicycles are covered in snowdrifts Friday as much of downtown Missoula was deserted due to a snowstorm. (Associated Press)

WINTER SPORTS — The avalanche that came down off Mount Jumbo on Friday and crushed a house in Missoula was human triggered, according to the Missoula Avalanche Center.  This is an eye opener.




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