Fire damages rural home
June 7, 2018
A still-lit cigarette contributed to a fire that severely damaged a home in rural Laramie County Monday.
Firefighters from Pine Bluffs, Carpenter, Albin and Burns were dispatched to a home located on Road 158 at 4:03 p.m. Monday.
Scott Zimmerman, the home's owner, said the fire was caused when a resident attempted to extinguish a cigarette in a bucket. Zimmerman said the person thought the bucket had water in it.
Zimmerman said a few minutes later he smelled smoke and saw that the side of his home was on fire.
Acting quickly, Zimmerman grabbed a garden hose and attempted to extinguish t...