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Casper Fire EMS responds to structure fire on South Cedar Monday

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Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 11:56 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (RELEASE) - At approximately 1:30 PM today, Casper FireEMS was called to a structure fire in the 1600 block of South Cedar Street. Crews arrived to find heavy fire involving the residence and a second detached structure behind it. Fire was also extending to a neighboring residence. Firefighters controlled the fire within minutes preventing any significant extension of fire to the interior of the residences.

Firefighters verified no occupants remained in the structures. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. One pet was removed from one of the residences and reunited with the occupant. Damage to one residence and the building behind it is extensive and the occupants will be unable to return. The structure in the back and its contents are a complete loss. The residence experienced significant fire damage to the exterior.

The neighboring structure had fire damage to the exterior and the occupants are able to return. Displaced occupants will be assisted by the City/County Burn Fund and The American Red Cross. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Casper Fire-EMS investigators are on scene working to determine the cause.

Casper Fire-EMS responded with four engines, one truck and Chief Officers. Firefighters were assisted by Casper Police, Wyoming Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Power, Black Hills Energy and the Red Cross.

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