CASPER, Wyo –Residents of a Casper home are displaced following a structure fire Friday evening, according to a Casper Fire EMS release.
Crews were dispatched at 6:17 pm to the 1400 block of S. Forest Drive for after callers advised seeing smoke coming from the home and flames through a front window.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and searched the home. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, and two family pets escaped the home prior to the arrival of fire units, the release said.
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Due to damage to the structure, utilities were disconnected and the residents were displaced.
“As of the time of this release, no injuries had been reported related to the incident,” Casper Fire-EMS said shortly before 9:00 pm Friday.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, Casper Fire-EMS is reminding the public that heat sources in the kitchen remain a leading cause of home fires.
“Stay in the kitchen when frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling. Turn off your heat source if you leave the kitchen for any reason. If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in your home.” the release said.
The use of timers is also advised.
“Keep anything that can catch fire, such as oven mitts, towels, and curtains, away from the stovetop,” the release added.
Casper Fire-EMS responded to the scene with four units, the on-duty Battalion Chief, Chief Officers, and an investigator. Other units on scene included Officers with the Casper Police Department and an ambulance from Wyoming Medical Center. Rocky Mountain Power and Black Hills Energy also assisted.