Single family home lost in fire this afternoon near Kinnear

(Kinnear, Wyo.) – Fremont County Fire Battalions today have fought a house fire on Johnstown Valley Road, but the structure is reported to be a complete loss, Fremont County Fire District’s Dan Oakley said.

The single family residence, a manufactured home, was totally destroyed, he said. Initially fire fighters were called at about 11 a.m. for a report of a grass fire but that was quickly upgraded to a structure fire. A fire investigator was on the way to the scene as of about 1:30 p.m. to determine the cause. Radio traffic at one point indicated that a controlled trash burn might have gotten out of control.

Battalions 5, 7, 11, and 12 responded to the fire, Oakley said. No injuries to firefighters were reported. He said one resident of the home was examined by Fremont County EMTs, but Oakley was unsure what, if any, injuries might have been sustained.

Photos of the fire were not immediately available. Additional information will be reported as it comes available.