Police Chief: Investigation Begins

Firefighters were on scene for several hours this morning. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Firefighters were on scene for several hours this morning. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Our local police chief declared this morning's fire at the county attorney's office as an arson. Leslie Stratmoen has the report.


Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens gave more details about the early morning fire at the county attorney's office downtown during his appearance this morning on Sheridan Media's Public Pulse news talk show. He said the fire had been confirmed arson, so was intentionally set. He explained how that was discovered, gave an update on the damage and said Sheridan's Mayor Dave Kinskey had already stepped in to offer help to the county official.

Though many of the county attorney's files have been damaged by fire, smoke and water, all may not be lost, according to the police chief.

He said his department first heard about the fire around 4:30 this morning and his officers were on scene helping with traffic control and with whatever else was needed.

He said they still don't know where the fire originated, but do have solid leads related to the investigation and are following-up on all reports. So, he offered the following plea. If you saw anything out of the ordinary early this morning in that area of the 100 block of South Brooks Street, call the station. The number -- 307-672-2413

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