Rock Springs Fire Department responds to structure fire

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Wyo4News Staff, [email protected] [PRESS RELEASE]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (November 12, 2021) — From the Rock Springs Fire Department:

At 1:12 pm on November 12, the Rock Springs Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 1445 Thompson Street Apartment 7. Rock Springs Fire responded with three apparatus and nine personnel.

Upon arrival, one apartment had visible smoke and flames showing with the adjacent apartments threatened. All occupants had exited the structure safely and the adjoining units had been evacuated. Thompson Command was established and crews began suppression operations with additional crews performing a quick search of the fire unit and checking for extension to the second floor and adjoining apartments. The fire was controlled at 1:33 pm. Two individuals were evaluated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but did not require further treatment. There were no injuries to occupants nor firefighters from this incident.  

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The Rock Springs Fire Department would like to thank the Rock Springs Police Department for their assistance in evacuating the apartments and helping keep the scene secure and Sweetwater Medics for being available to help with any potential injuries from the fire to civilians and public safety personnel.

After investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be from discarded smoking materials. The Rock Springs Fire Department reminds everyone to make sure that all smoking materials are completely extinguished before disposing of them.

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