Emergency crews were on scene for a non-residental structure fire on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Casper Fire-EMS spokesperson Dane Andersen told reporters that a call came in Wednesday afternoon reporting a structure fire near Bryan Stock Trail and Metro Road.
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“We saw a large amount of smoke from as far away as 12th and Beverly,” Andersen said.
The structure was a shop, approximately 20 ft x 40 ft and was fully involved in the blaze when firefighters arrived.
The building was said to be successfully evacuated and no civilian or firefighter injures were reported in the incident.
“This was a defensive type operation. What that means is we surrounded it and drowned it,” Andersen said. Crews used an elevated position from a fire ladder and several large hand lines.
The structure was deemed unsafe when firefighters arrived according to Andersen, and that a collapsing roof was observed as well as venting gas from portable propane gas tanks and interior gas lines. Andersen also expressed concern over nearby power lines.
The fire was fought as a joint effort between Casper Fire-EMS, Natrona County Fire and Evansville Fire.
The scene is under investigation by the Natrona County Fire District, a cause has not yet been determined.
Dan Cepeda and Trevor T. Trujillo contributed to this story.