Several structure fires have been reported in Fremont County since Friday, August 23rd. Below are the confirmed details County 10 has received about the fires.
Friday, August 23rd, on Rendezvous Road – Riverton Fire Department (RFD) shared the fire was heavily involved including the unattached garage. RFD Fire Chief Henri DeClercq reports the main structure was a total loss. However, they were able to contain the garage to a single room. The residence is believed to be abandoned. The cause is under investigation with the Wind River Police Department (WRPD). RFD responded with 17 firefighters and 7 trucks. FCSO and WRPD assisted with traffic control.
Friday, August 23rd, on Old Wind River Road – Fremont County Fire District shared the fire was a barn at the residence. The cause is under investigation with the Wyoming State Fire Marshall’s Office. No other details were provided.
Sunday, August 25th, on Red Crow Road – RFD shared the fire was an 8.9-acre grass/brush fire that ended up involving three homes and multiple vehicles; all total losses. DeClercq said, “The fire spread rapidly due to the Red Flag conditions that were present at the time; including high temperatures, strong winds gusting to nearly 50 MPH, and low humidity.” Fremont County Fire Battalions 1, 4, and 10 assisted. BIA Forestry responded with 5 engines and a helicopter. RFD responded with 14 firefighters and 7 trucks. Fremont County Fire responded with 13 firefighters and 8 trucks. FCSO and WRPD helped with the evacuation of occupied structures and suppression efforts. The official cause is under investigation with the BIA Forestry and WRPD.
Monday, August 26th, on Crow Avenue – RFD shared an accidental kitchen fire occurred at a residence. The fire was contained to the oven. RFD responded with 10 firefighters and 4 trucks. FCSO and AMR were also provided assistance.
DeClercq reminds Fremont County residents, “Any outside burning should be conducted early in the morning when the temperatures are cooler and the winds are calm.”