Fremont County Firefighters attacked a house fire on Lost Wells Butte Drive Monday night. The home was a total loss. (Ernie Over photo)
EDITOR’s NOTE: The correct address of the fire is 157 Lost Wells Butte. The fire was reported by the residents at 177 Lost Wells Butte. The latter address was reported in earlier posts as the location of the blaze.
UPDATE at Noon: Midvale Fire Battalion #8 Chief Rocky McWilliams said investigators found some “burn patterns” at the destroyed structure, but no cause of the fire was immediately determined. “Something got hot,” he said. “We have no cause for sure yet. It’s still being investigated.” McWilliams said the man and woman who lived at the residence, whose identity was not released, were not the homeowners. He said they contacted the Good Samaritan Shelter in Riverton who was helping the couple with their immediate needs. McWilliams did say that some personal belongings were saved, mostly from rooms on the opposite end of the fire where closet doors were closed. “There was smoke damage for sure, but they were able to retrieve some personal items,” he said.
UPDATE at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday: Fire investigators are at the scene this morning looking into the cause of the fire, but they have not completed their investigation as of yet. When a cause has been determined, this post will be updated.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A fire of undetermined origin totally consumed a home at 157 Lost Wells Butte Monday night. According to firefighters at the scene, the occupants, except one dog, escaped the fire. Multiple Fremont County Fire Protection District Battalions responded to the scene shortly after 8 p.m. The fire apparently started on the south end of the manufactured home, as the roof had collapsed there and only one wall was left standing. More details when available. Firefighters were still battling active fire at the scene as of 9 p.m.
Photos by Ernie Over. Click to enlarge: