Two Dogs Rescued in Overnight Fire in Casper

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:22 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - At 11:23 p.m. on the evening of October 14th, 2020, Casper Fire-EMS units were dispatched to the 900 block of South Chestnut Street for the report of a structure fire. Reporting parties stated that the front of a residential home was on fire. Firefighters arrived to find a piece of outdoor furniture and the exterior of a single family residential structure involved in fire. Firefighters initiated a swift attack on the fire, confining the blaze to the exterior of the structure. Upon search of the structure, firefighters rescued two dogs, both of which were unharmed. The occupant of the structure was not home at the time of the fire.

Four units, the on-duty Battalion Chief, Chief Officers, and the on-call fire investigator responded to the incident. Officers with the Casper Police Department, and an ambulance from Wyoming Medical Center also responded. As of the time of this release, no injuries were reported related to this incident. Technicians from Rocky Mountain Power and Black Hills Energy also assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

As colder weather arrives in Wyoming, Casper Fire-EMS reminds everyone to heat their homes safely. If you use a wood burning or pellet stove, make sure that the stove, chimney connectors, and chimney is installed by a qualified professional, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces, and dry, seasoned pellets in pellet stoves. Keep the doors of your stove closed unless feeding or stoking a live fire. Chimneys and vents should be cleaned by a professional at least once a year.

For further information, please contact Firefighter/PIO Dane Andersen via the information above.

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