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Crews battle weekend barn fire in Laramie

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CASPER, Wyo. — Emergency crews in Albany County, Wyoming say that they were able to extinguish a barn fire over the weekend, with the help of multiple agencies.

Laramie Fire Department officials say that on Friday October 18, 2019; at 12:29 pm; Laramie Fire, Albany County Central Volunteer Fire Department, and personnel from the Albany County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to the 6000 block of Pilot Peak Road, in Albany County, for a report of a barn on fire.

The first arriving unit was reportedly a deputy from the ACSO. The deputy reported that an initial structure was fully involved and the fire was spreading to a neighboring barn, and a grass field near the structures.

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Winds in the area were reportedly strong at an estimated 20-30 mph.

Fire units began suppression efforts on the fire, starting with the spreading grass fire east of the structures. The fire was stopped after a few minutes, then the suppression efforts were turned to the burning structures.

Both structures were reported as livestock barns with hay and feed inside.

Albany County Road and Bridge arrived with heavy equipment to assist fire crews with spreading the structures apart to complete extinguishment. The last fire crew cleared from the scene at approximately 1800 hours.

No injuries to humans or animals were reported. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental, however it remains under investigation.