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Home “uninhabitable,” after Saturday morning fire

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CASPER, Wyo — Casper Fire-EMS says that one home is uninhabitable, following an early morning structure fire in Casper, Saturday.

Fire officials say at appoximately 12:40 am, Nov. 9, 2019, an officer with the Casper Police Department reported observing a residential structure on fire located on the 400 block of N Fairdale Avenue.

Casper Fire-EMS units were dispatched to the scene, finding the structure well-involved with fire.

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One occupant of the structure was also found to have experienced serious, but non-life-threatening injuries while escaping from the blaze.

“Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, containing it to the structure of origin,” Casper Fire-EMS said in a written statement Saturday, “The occupant was transported by ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center, their condition is currently unknown.”

Casper Fire-EMS says they responded to the scene with 4 units, the on-duty Battalion Chief, Chief Officers, and Inspectors. Other units on the scene included officers from the Casper Police Department, and an ambulance from Wyoming Medical Center.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Natrona County Fire Protection District and detectives with the Casper Police Department.

“Due to extensive smoke and fire damage, the
residence has been deemed uninhabitable,” Casper Fire-EMS says. “The occupants of the structure are receiving assistance from the Natrona County Red Cross.”

No other injuries were reported as of Saturday morning.