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Crews respond to Tuesday night vehicle fire (PHOTOS)

(Oil City Staff)

CASPER, Wyo. — Officials with Casper Fire-EMS say that multiple units responded to a vehicle fire in central Casper Tuesday Night, Nov. 19, 2019.

Casper Fire-EMS says that shortly after 9:00 pm, crews were called for a reported vehicle fire on the 900 block of South Spruce Street.

A statement from Casper Fire-EMS officials says that arriving crews found a fully involved passenger vehicle parked in a driveway next
to a residence.

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“Due to the proximity to the structure and potential involvement, additional units were called for. Initial arriving crews were able to protect the structure and limit involvement while extinguishing the vehicle fire,” Fire officials said in a written statement late Tuesday. “Firefighters then entered the structure to assure no extension had taken place inside.”

Firefighters say that a result of a quick fire attack, damage to the structure was limited to the exterior.

Damage to the vehicle is extensive and is said to be a total loss.

The cause is not yet known and fire investigators along with Casper Police are investigating.

No injuries have been reported.

“The most significant damage to the structure is to the electric service to the residence,” the written statement from Fire officials said. “The meter was damaged from exposure to the fire. Initially, it was believed the house would be uninhabitable due to the electric service damage however Rocky Mountain Power was able to replace equipment and restore power.”

Residents were able to return to their home.

3 Engines, 1 Truck and a Battalion Chief initially responded. Crews were also assisted by Casper Police, Wyoming Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Power and Black Hills Energy. Crews remained on scene for approximately 1 hour.

The investigation is ongoing.