Crews Respond to Fire on Wyoming Avenue

At 6:53 Monday morning, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, the Sheridan Police Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Goose Valley Fire Department responded to 340 Wyoming Avenue for a residential structure fire. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Engine 2 arrived on scene to find a one-and-a-half story wood frame home with fire and smoke showing throughout the main floor of the home. The crew established a water supply from a nearby hydrant and deployed a pre-connected hand-line to begin fire attack, starting on the exterior and then transitioning inside to control the main body of fire.

SPD officers assisted the fire crew with confirming all residents were out of the home, providing traffic, and crowd control. All four occupants evacuated out the rear window of the second floor bedrooms due to the extent of the fire before emergency personnel arrived. One occupant was transported by ambulance to Sheridan Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure for minor smoke inhalation, while the remainder of the family were evaluated on scene. Goose Valley Fire Department responded and provided additional personnel and equipment to assist with fire suppression efforts. The fire was brought under control at 07:11 and the crews transitioned to overhaul, checking for fire in the walls, ceilings, and void spaces of the home. Fire crews conducted a search of both floors to confirm there were no other occupants or pets still inside, finding no one. The building was systematically ventilated and overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and the potential for rekindle.

The scene was turned over to the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office Origin and Cause Investigators and is currently under investigation. Four people and two cats are currently displaced due to the extent of damage to the home. No injuries to emergency personnel were reported during this fire. SFR reminds everyone that working smoke alarms save lives. The occupants of the fire Monday morning are extremely fortunate, as their home did not have any smoke alarms. If you need smoke alarms in your home, please call Sheridan Fire-Rescue at 674-7244.

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