(Gillette Wyo.) Fire Chief, William Shank, of the Campbell County Fire Department (CCFD), recently shared a press release detailing the Department’s response to several incidents that occurred on July 14th, including: the report of an activated carbon monoxide detector, a transformer on fire, a small structure fire inside a residence, a grass fire caused by a power line being down, and another grass fire that had been put out by bystanders prior to the Dept.’s arrival, among others.
As shown in the press release, firefighters and members of the CCFD regularly coordinate with multiple emergency response entities to respond to calls for assistance with fire, medical aid, and other hazardous conditions, even alarms that have been activated by burnt food. Yesterday, those groups and organizations working with CCFD to keep County 17 and its surrounding areas safe included the Converse County Fire Department, City of Gillette Electrical Division, Powder River Energy Corporation, and Gillette Police Dept.
Below is the press release in its entirety…
For release on July 15, 2017
The Campbell County Fire Department responded to the following incidents:
July 14, 2017
At 8:03 a.m. to 5410 Crane Street for the report of a structure fire. Fire department personnel extinguished a small fire inside the residence. The fire cause is still under investigation.
At 2:13 p.m. to Archibald Rd; Hwy 387 for a grass fire on the south side of the highway. Fire crews arrived and found that bystanders had put the fire out. Fire personnel helped with the mop-up. Fire was contained to a half an acre that was started by a sparking transformer from a power pole.
At 3:34 p.m. to 1929 Harvest Moon Drive for the report of a carbon monoxide detector activation.
At 4:08 p.m. to 4th Avenue and Elm Avenue for the report of a transformer on fire. Fire department personnel arrived on scene and found a breaker that had tripped. The scene was then turned over to City of Gillette Electrical Division.
At 4:57 p.m. to Hwy 50 MM43 for a grass fire started by a power line being down. The rain in the area had put the grass fire out which was 20ft by 20ft. Fire personnel stayed on scene until Powder River Energy arrived.
At 5:33 p.m. to Hwy 387, Brown Rd. for a grass fire started by lighting in the area. Fire crews arrived on scene in Converse County with rural units already on scene. The rain had help extinguish the fire. Fire crews from Campbell County were released from the scene.
At 8:11 p.m. to Overlook Park for an agency assist for the Gillette Police Department.
At 8:46 p.m. to 1715 W. 2nd Street for the report of an automatic fire alarm activation. The cause of the alarm was burnt food.
At 9:54 p.m. to Sequoia Drive for an emergency medical response. Personnel provided patient care.