(Lander, WY) – The Lander Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Johnston shared an update about the March 17th fire.
Fire crews were dispatched to the 600 block of North 10th Street for a reported structure fire around 3:30 pm. They arrived at the scene to a single-story residential home with heavy smoke and fire showing in the home and detached garage.
Firefighters immediately began working to contain the fire in the back of the property at the garage to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring structures, while simultaneously making an aggressive interior attack at the front of the home.
County Fire Battalion 3, Battalion 1, and AMR were called to assist with manpower, air supply support, and standby medical support.
There was one occupant home at the time the fire started. He was able to exit the house safely with some of their pets. However, at this time they are still missing two of the family cats and all personal effects are believed to have been consumed by the fire.
Surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution and power service was shut down to a section of the neighborhood while fire crews worked to contain the situation.
The cause of the fire is actively under investigation by the Wyoming Fire Marshal’s office & LVFD.
County 10 will share any additional information that is released.