Vehicle fire closes CY avenue
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - At approximately 6:02 p.m., Casper Fire-EMS units were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on the 600 block of CY Avenue in Casper. Casper Police Department personnel on scene reported the vehicle was fully involved in fire and immediately closed the roadway. The first arriving fire unit found an unattended passenger vehicle engulfed in flames in the center of CY avenue. The crew quickly confirmed there were no occupants in the vehicle and then began extinguishment. Within minutes of arrival the fire was controlled and additional responding units were able to return to service.
Although the fire was quickly extinguished, the vehicle was a complete lose. Multiple police units remained on scene to control traffic while fire personnel investigated the cause of the fire. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.
The owner of the vehicle was unable to be located; there were no known injuries as a result of the blaze.
Two engines and the on-duty Battalion Chief responded, along with a Fire Investigator. Casper Fire-EMS also received assistance from dispatchers at the Public Safety Communication Center and officers from the Casper Police Department.
Casper Fire-EMS would like to take this opportunity to share the following information regarding fire hose and roadways.
-It is common practice for fire hose to be deployed across, on, or along roadways, occasionally blocking traffic. These hoses supply precious water from hydrants to fire engines and then firefighters. The hoses are not designed to withstand any kind of vehicles crossing on top of them. To this end, we ask the public to remain aware of their surroundings if you are ever near a fire scene, and please do not ever drive over fire hose. Our lives depend on our water supply!
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