Firefighters Called to Blaze on Fifth Street

Fire in an attic brought personnel from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Goose Valley Fire and Rocky Mountain Ambulance to a structure in the 200 block of Fifth Street shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters were alerted after a sheriff's deputy driving past the structure reported light smoke around the roof of the building.

Sheridan police, Sheridan County sheriff's personnel and officers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol assisted with traffic and pedestrian control, according to a report from Sheridan Fire-Rescue Captain Chad Brutlag.

The captain said building keys were gathered to provide access into the structure, and an initial attack team made their way to the second floor. He said no significant amount of heat or smoke were found on the second floor, but fire in the attic space was revealed when access to that was opened.

He said the interior crew directed water onto the fire and confirmed that it was out by shortly after 1:30 a.m.

Brutlag said MDU assisted in eliminating electrical and natural gas hazards, and crews remained on the scene for a few more hours to make sure all affected areas had been exposed and there were no smoldering embers remaining.

He said all crews were cleared from the scene by shortly before 4:30 a.m.

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