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Laramie firefighters respond to barn fire Wednesday morning

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Published: May. 18, 2022 at 10:44 PM CDT
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (Release) - On May 18th, 2022, the City of Laramie Fire Department, Albany County Sherriff’s Office, and Albany County Fire District #1 were dispatched to the report of a structure fire in the area of Fort Sanders Rd. Upon arrival, at 8:08 AM, City of Laramie Fire Department Engine 7 reported a working fire in a barn where there were multiple houses and outbuildings threatened by the fire. Engine 7 assumed command and committed to fire suppression.

By 8:20 AM, Engine 7 reported that the fire was under control. The fire was contained to the structure of origin and no other structures were damaged. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a heat lamp placed too close to combustible items in a trailer adjacent to the barn. Laramie Fire Department would like to remind you to be mindful of the distance to combustible materials when utilizing heat lamps to warm livestock, pets, and chickens.

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