Fire destroys home


January 10, 2019

ZACH SPADT/Pine Bluffs Post

Firefighters from various districts in Laramie County responded to a report of a trailer home that was on fire Monday night. The building was located in the 1200 block of North Main Street in Pine Bluffs. By the time firefighters had the blaze knocked down, the home was a total loss.

Firefighters and first responders from area agencies responded to a structure fire Monday night.

According to a Laramie County Fire District 5 (Pine Bluffs) information release, Laramie County Combined Communications received a call at 8:57 p.m. reporting a structure fire in the 1200 block of North Main Street in Pine Bluffs.

Firefighters from LCFD 5, LCFD 3 (Albin) and LCFD 1 (Laramie County) were dispatched to the scene one minute later.

The first fire department unit was on scene within five minutes with the first engine arriving a minute later.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-wide trailere home with fire visible through the roof as well as about half the building already being involved with the fire.

The building's two occupants - a father and son - were able to make it out safely.

A mutual aid request was subsequently sent to LCFD 6 (Burns) for personnel and to LCFD 4 (Carpenter) for a rescue truck which has an air bottle refilling station to refill firefighters' air tanks.

Firefighters' immediate action was to protect adjacent structures until a sufficient water supply could be established and enough personnel were on scene.

Once that happened, crews attempted to enter the home but were unable to because the floor was compromised, according to the release.

Once most of the fire was knocked down, crews were able to enter the structure and extinguish hot spots.

It took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control

The home was determined to be a complete loss. Two dogs also died in the fire.

Currently, the building's occupants are displaced.

A bank account has been established at Farmers State Bank in Pine Bluffs.

Those wishing to make donations can stop in at Farmers State Bank to make arrangements.


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