Cheyenne Fire Rescue responded to two residential fires over the weekend, part of more than five dozen calls the department responded to during the cold weather event from January 13-15.
The first fire occurred Saturday morning on Timberline Road. The fire was found in a wall and quickly extinguished by the first arriving crew. The occupants were not displaced from this event and no injuries were reported. This fire occurrence is still under investigation.
A second fire occurred Sunday morning on Atkins Street in a vacant manufactured home. The fire caused significant damage to the home. No injuries were reported.
In all, CFR personnel responded to 61 calls for service over the weekend. These calls consisted of emergency medical incidents, fire alarms, carbon monoxide incidents, motor vehicle collisions and potential gas leaks.
“The crews did a tremendous job over the weekend responding to calls while maintaining apparatus and the fire stations,” Chief John Kopper said.
The extreme cold can cause significant increase in maintenance on fire apparatus and some responses were adjusted to keep fire trucks in the warm stations as much as possible.
Cheyenne Fire Rescue thanks all first response agencies including Laramie County Combined Communications Center, Cheyenne Police Department, American Medical Response, Black Hills Energy, and countless others for their ongoing assistance in taking care of our community.