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UPDATE: One dies, Casper PD assists with investigation after Wednesday fire

Firefighters at the scene of a structure fire on Wednesday, September 7. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Police officials have confirmed that a person who was transported to an area hospital after a Sept. 8, 2021 house fire has died. The confirmation came in a written release sent Thursday afternoon.

Criminal activity is not suspected in the Wednesday blaze. Nevertheless, Casper Police say that they are assisting with a Casper Fire-EMS investigation into the incident.

Police responded to the scene at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8. Casper Police officials say that that personnel created a perimeter for fire crews to safely arrive and respond.

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It was later determined there were two adults inside the home at the time the emergency call was made. One adult was able to escape prior to emergency crews arriving.

“[Another] adult was found inside the home and immediately transported to a local hospital where tragically, the individual was pronounced deceased,” Casper Police say.

The Casper Police Department is working in coordination with Casper Fire-EMS to investigate the fire.

“At this time, no criminal activity is suspected,” Casper PD said Thursday.

“When crews arrived, they immediately initiated a ‘rescue’ mode of operation,” Casper Sure-EMS said in a written statement Wednesday. “A search was immediately started to locate the person inside. Next arriving crews were assigned to locate and extinguish the fire. A short time after entry, crews located one person and removed them from the building and immediate care was provided by Wyoming Medical Center medics.

Additional arriving firefighters then located the seat of the fire and extinguished it a short time later.

“A determination has not yet been made on the cause. Damage to the structure is significant with heat and smoke damage throughout,” firefighters say.