Red Cross Assists Family After House Fire

Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting a family displaced by a house fire Monday in Sheridan. (Sheridan Media file photo)
Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting a family displaced by a house fire Monday in Sheridan. (Sheridan Media file photo)

Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting a family of three who were displaced by the house fire earlier this week in the 50 block of East 8th Street.

According to a news release from the Red Cross, assistance has been provided for lodging and other immediate needs, and additional assistance will be provided as needed.

Crews with Sheridan Fire and Rescue, Goose Vally Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the Sheridan Police Department responded to a call of smoke coming from the house shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Sheridan Fire Chief Gary Harnish said the fire was extinguished by about 2:30 p.m.

Harnish said no injuries were reported, but a firefighter did rescue a house cat from a window.

Harnish said on Tuesday afternoon that an investigation of the fire is still ongoing, but all indications are that the fire was accidental.

He said it was his understanding that, in addition to the Red Cross, the family was also receiving assistance from Volunteers of America.

SheridanWyoming.com

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