The Riverton Fire Department shared that they responded to 16 different pages from 8:00 p.m. on the 4th of July to 1:00 p.m. on July 5th.
The department shared, “We also came upon a couple of other fires while responding to other incidents. Multiple times we were spread across the district on up to five incidents at once. These fires were all fireworks related. Most of these were small in nature. One of the calls involved about 5 acres of sage and grasses, one call involved a storage shed that was a total loss, and one incident involved an apartment building in town that was, luckily, held to exterior damage. Multiple structures and vehicles were threatened throughout the night. We had no fire related injuries in any of our incidents.”
Riverton firefighters noted they were standing by throughout the 4th of July at the fire station anticipating a higher volume of calls.