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Firefighters extinguish camper fire Friday


Courtesy Laramie County Fire District #5

moke billows from a fire in the alley behind Farmers State Bank in Pine Bluffs Friday. Fire crews responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. A camper and a car were destroyed in addition to the bank suffering cosmetic damage

A fire in Pine Bluffs Friday destroyed a camper trailer and damaged a nearby building.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, crews from Laramie County Fire District 5 in Pine Bluffs were dispatched to the 100 block of South Main Street for a report of a camper fire behind Farmers State Bank.

Courtesy Laramie County Fire District #5

Firefighters work the scene of a fire that damaged vehicles and a camper Friday.

The first fire truck was on the scene about six minutes later, according to a statement from the fire department.

LCFD 5 Chief Derek Walls said the first personnel on the scene worked to prevent the bank from becoming involved in the fire. The bank did suffer cosmetic damage, but crews were able to prevent anything more severe, he said.

After more crews arrived on scene, the fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes.

Walls said the fire's cause has not been determined and the camper was too damaged in the fire to adequately find a cause.

Someone was periodically living in the camper, but was not present when the fire occurred.

In addition to LCFD 5, crews from LCFD 3 in Albin provided mutual aid on the call.


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