Bystanders watch as smoke pours from an apartment building at Pushroot Court. Joshua Scheer photo.

(Lander, Wyo.) – The cause of a fire at an apartment on Pushroot Court is under investigation.

Lander Police, Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lander Volunteer Firefighters were called to an apartment at around 1:30 p.m. for smoke coming from one of the apartments.

LPD Officer David Hyde said one of the residents called in the smoke. A bystander said no one was home at the time. Officers evacuated the neighboring apartments and began ventilating the smoke from the apartment, which was wedged in between the laundry room and another apartment.

A water hose was prepared to be used, but it was never turned on.

At this time the apartment is still being ventilated and the situation is under control. More information will be reported as it comes available.

(Joshua Scheer photos. Click to enlarge.)