Goose Valley Called to Fires

The Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department was called to two fires within hours of each other Sunday.

Fire Chief Bob Williams said there were no injuries, but a camper was a total loss in the first fire. Williams said an engine and a tender from Goose Valley, and an engine from Sheridan Fire and Rescue, were called to the Information Center on Fifth Street around 11:30 a.m. Sunday for the camper fire. He said part of the camper's electrical system caught fire when the owners, visitors from Florida, pulled into the center to park.

Williams said firefighters had just finished putting out that blaze when they were called to a grass fire in the area of Big Goose Road at Timm Drive. He said five trucks from Goose Valley and two from the Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department responded to that blaze, which involved approximately 55 acres. The call came in about 12:30 p.m., and the fire was extinguished around 8 p.m. Williams said one structure was threatened, but firefighters kept the fire from reaching the building. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.