Casper firefighters battle structure fire Monday afternoon
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - At approximately 4:00 PM today, Casper Fire-EMS was dispatched for structure fire in the 3700 block of Monte Vista. When firefighters arrived, they found a fire on the exterior of a residence. The fire was extinguished shortly after it was located. Crews then exposed the area to assure all fire had been extinguished.
A single occupant was home at the time of the fire and had evacuated along with a dog. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Damage from the fire was limited to the exterior and the resident was able to return. The cause has been determined to be accidental. The cause of the fire was determined to be the use of fire to remove grass and weeds in the yard. The fire was not completely extinguished and reignited extending into the building.
Six units from Casper Fire-EMS initially responded as well as fire investigators. Crews were assisted by Banner Wyoming Medical Center, Casper Police, Black Hills Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, and City of Casper Solid Waste.
Casper Fire-EMS would like to remind that it is not safe to use fire to remove yard waste or debris. Always use appropriate equipment such as trimmers and mowers. Immediately remove the cut grass or weeds and properly dispose of.
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