Fire-Rescue Reports Structure Fire

At approximately 1:33 am Sheridan Fire-Rescue was dispatched to 48 North Jefferson for a reported structure fire.

On arrival there was visible fire on the second story of a single family home. Crews secured a water supply from a nearby hydrant, verified that all occupants were out of the structure, and began suppression operations. The fire was contained to the room of origin and the rest of the second story received smoke damage. The fire was knocked down at 1:44 am and salvage and overhaul operations began.

Neighbors alerted the residents to the presence of a fire. There were no smoke detectors in the home. Sheridan Fire-Rescue would like to remind all residents that functioning smoke detectors are a critical factor in surviving a fire in your home. A National Institute of Safety and Technology report covering the years 2000-2004 showed that 65% of civilians killed due to fires in the home had either no detector or non-operational detectors.

Also responding were Goose Valley Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Sheridan Police Department, and MDU. Fire crews remained on scene until approximately 3:29 am. No injuries were reported and the cause is currently under investigation.

Captain Gary Harnish

Sheridan Fire-Rescue