Fremont County Fire Protection District responds to house fire, grass fire, vehicle fire, and 2 accidents Monday

Firefighters across the Fremont County Fire Protection District were kept pretty busy Monday afternoon and evening with a variety of calls.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. the Lysite Fire Department was first to respond to a semi-truck rollover on U.S. 26, about 2 miles west of Moneta. At least one person was transported via ambulance in this accident, the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

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The Lander Rural Fire Department was dispatched to a chimney fire on Irwin Lane in Lander shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, it is unknown at this point how much damage occurred.

Several fire teams were called to a semi-truck on fire off of Sand Mesa Road, west of Shoshoni just after 4:30 p.m. According to reports, the truck was hauling a load of hay, which appeared to have caught fire first. There were no reported injuries.

Finally, the Riverton Fire Department responded to two calls. At 3:16 p.m., a grass fire burned near the intersection of Rendezvous Road and 17-Mile Road. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in less than an hour despite gusty wind.

Riverton Fire was also paged to an accident on 17-Mile Road just after 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. The details of the accident are unknown at this time, however, we have confirmed at least one person was transported to a hospital.

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