(Riverton, Wyo.) – According to initial reports at the scene from Law Enforcement, a grease fire that traveled up a vent from the kitchen and onto the roof has resulted in the closure of Riverton’s Burger King and Good 2 Go convenience store on North Federal.
The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department and Riverton Police responded to the fire call, the building was evacuated and firefighters worked to get the roof blaze under control. “It’s a stubborn one,” said Undersheriff Ryan Lee, who is also a Riverton firefighter. “I think we’ve got a handle on it now,” he said after climbing down from the RFD’s extended ladder on the ladder truck which was positioned just over the roof on the west side of the building.
While firefighters were at work, employees of the two businesses were milling about in the parking lot with a few customers. There were no reported injuries.
Photos by Jerrad Anderson and Ernie Over