Fire Thursday Leaves Home on Highland with Minor Smoke Damage

1399 Highland Avenue. (Photo Courtesy of Sheridan Fire-Rescue)
1399 Highland Avenue. (Photo Courtesy of Sheridan Fire-Rescue)

A single family home at 1399 Highland Avenue has light smoke damage as a result of a fire on Thursday that was contained to one bedroom of the home by Sheridan Fire-Rescue. According to Fire Marshal Brian Songer there were no injuries. Songer explained the events that took place after they responded to the fire around 3:05 pm yesterday.

Songer explained that after the fire was knocked down, a high-volume fan was set up to clear smoke from the house. There was no smoke detector in the room where the fire started, although there were detectors in other parts of the house. Songer says firefighter/EMT Jason Etchechoury's investigation of the fire concluded that the fire was caused by an improperly discarded cigarette. Songer reminds Sheridan residents of the importance of smoke detectors

The fire was discovered after one of the residents came home and saw smoke coming from the basement. Laura O'Kelly and her two sons live in the home.

Goose Valley Fire Department, Sheridan Police Department and Rocky Mountain Ambulance also responded to the scene.

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