Crews respond to report of two structure fires this morning

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SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s firefighters responded to two fires early this morning. While both incidents caused some damage, no injuries were reported.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue Firefighter II Robert Dobbs said the first call came in at 1:18 a.m. When crews from SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department arrived with backup from Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the Sheridan Police Department, they found the residence had a fire in the attic over two rooms of the house.

“We had to pull out the ceiling to get the burning insulation out,” Dobbs said.

Dobbs said one of the residents in the home reported waking up because of the smell of smoke and then dialed 911. Everyone in the home was able to evacuate, and fire crews quickly neutralized the blaze and left the scene at 3:44 a.m. Investigators remained in place until approximately 6 a.m.

Dobbs said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Then, at 5:28 a.m., emergency responders received a report of a second structure fire at 22 Timm Place, which is out of Sheridan’s city limits off of Big Goose Road.

Dobbs said GVFD, SFR and RMA addressed the second fire, which turned out to be less severe than the first.

“We found out once we got to the call that it was a chimney fire. It was not structural, but rather that the chimney itself was on fire,” Dobbs said. “We let it burn itself out. There was nothing we could do to extinguish it, so we let it cool down and stayed there until it did.”

Dobbs said the chimney will likely need some work before it can be used again, but the rest of the structure was not damaged.

By |November 7th, 2013|

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Tracee Davis joined the staff at The Sheridan Press in July of 2013. She covers business, energy and public safety. Tracee grew up in Kemmerer and has lived in several locations both in the U.S. and overseas. Her journalism training stems from her military service.