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SFR Responds to Multiple Fires

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During the seven day period of May 11-18, Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to multiple fires that included two structure fires, two cooking related fires, and a vehicle fire inside a building. Sheridan Fire-Rescue was assisted by officers with the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputies, Goose Valley Fire, and Wyoming Regional EMS.

According to a media release issued by SFR, on May 11, SFR responded to 1 Whitney Way for a fire alarm activation. Once fire crews arrived on scene and investigated the cause of the alarm activation, they found a dorm room containing a moderate amount of smoke caused by a combustible container inadvertently left on the cook top burner. The smoke was cleared from the room and no significant damage or injuries resulted from the burning plastic.

On May 13, SFR responded to the report of a vehicle fire at 510 Huntington. As crews were responding, updated information indicated the vehicle was inside a garage. Crews arrived on scene, where the occupant informed firefighters that a majority of the fire was out. The fire crew investigated the engine compartment area to confirm the fire was out and no additional hazards were found. This fire occurred when the occupant was attempting to start the vehicle during repairs. No significant damage occurred to the vehicle or garage and no one was injure

Also on May 13, SFR responded to the report of a structure fire at 4528 Coffeen Ave. Fire crews arrived on scene finding the occupants attempting to control a fire on the exterior wall of the house. Fire crews extinguished the fire and transitioned to check the attic and wall space for fire extension. The exterior gable end had to be cut open with a chainsaw due to fire smoldering in the blown-in insulation. Once the gable end was opened up for access, fire crews were able to wet down and remove all smoldering remains of insulation so the fire would not reignite later. No injuries occurred during this incident and the homeowner was not displaced.

On May 15, SFR responded to the report of a structure fire at 1328 Leopard Street. SFR crews arrived on scene of a barn with smoke emanating from the eaves. Engine 2 laid a supply line from the hydrant to the barn for a water supply. Fire crews found fire on the main floor wall and second floor area above. The fire was quickly contained and then extinguished. The barn was ventilated to remove heat, smoke, and toxic gasses from the area so firefighters were able to remove any smoldering areas to eliminate the fire from reigniting later. No injuries occurred to livestock or people and the fire was determined to be unintentional. 

On May 17, SFR responded to the report of a structure fire at 5901 Coffeen Ave. #7. E-2 arrived on scene finding a single-wide trailer with light smoke emanating from the open door. The fire crew entered the structure and found burning combustibles on the stove top. The items were extinguished and the trailer was ventilated to remove the remaining smoke. No injuries occurred to anyone during this incident. 

SFR reminds everyone to do their part and be diligent with preventing fires. Be aware of your surroundings, be cautious of where combustible items are placed, and be thoughtful of how your action(s) can contribute to a fire. Make certain you have working smoke alarms in your home. A fire extinguisher is always recommended to have available in your home and garage. For additional information please contact Sheridan Fire-Rescue at (307) 672-6126.

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