The Campbell County Fire Department (CCFD) has been staying busy, responding to 1,821 requests for service to date. In addition to responding to medical calls and motor vehicle accidents, dry conditions and weather have kept the department moving from one grass and timber fire to another. Here’s the run-down for Sept. 22 – 27:
- CCFD responded to 4J Road just before 4 a.m. for a reported structure fire in the back section of the Campbell County Ice Arena. The fire was quickly extinguished and was contained to a pile of tires and other stored items. The exterior of the arena, including the gas and electrical mains, sustained heat damage but the fire did not extend into the interior section. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- Just after 11 p.m., CCFD extinguished a fire in a home on S. Emerson Avenue. A small fire had sparked from a ventilation fan in a bathroom, extending through the ceiling into the attic area. The cause was determined to be a malfunction in the fan.
- A grassfire by the side of the road along Skyline Drive was extinguished by CCFD around 1:30 p.m. Bystanders driving by aided in the effort with fire extinguishers.
- CCFD responded to a report of a fire at a residence on Ariel Avenue around 4:15 p.m. A small second story deck had caught on fire, prompting the residents and Gillette Police officers to put it out with free extinguishers. The cause is still under investigation.
- CCFD were called to the 700 block of E. 3rd Street at 9:03 a.m. for the report of black smoke coming from a business in the area. Upon arrival, CCFD determined it was an unauthorized controlled burn within the city limits. The fire was extinguished without incident.
- Electrical arcing from a transformer led to a grassfire at 930 Black and Yellow Road at 10:30 a.m. The fire was contained to 4.8 acres with eight CCFD personnel on hand.