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Missoula volunteers finish avalanche cleanup

MISSOULA, Mont. — Volunteers in Missoula say they have finished cleaning up debris and snow from an avalanche that destroyed a home and buried three people, leading to the death of one woman.

The Missoulian reports that volunteers on Saturday found boxes filled with photo albums. Items are being taken to a storage unit to be sorted.

The avalanche that roared down Mount Jumbo on Feb. 28 buried a boy playing outside the house and a couple inside.

Eight-year-old Phoenix Scoles-Coburn was recovered after an hour. Retired University of Montana professor Fred Allendorf was pulled from the snow and debris in his house about two hours after the slide.

His wife, Michele Colville, was buried for three hours. She died March 2.