Arson under investigation in Echeta Road house fire

Campbell County Fire Department personnel investigate a trailer fire on Echeta Road the morning of Aug. 2. (Mary Stroka/County 17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Arson is being investigated as a potential cause of a Tuesday morning house fire on Echeta Road, Gillette police say.

Emergency personnel responded to the 1600 block of Echeta Road on Aug. 2 at 9:52 a.m. after a 54-year-old man called 9-1-1 to report seeing smoke coming from a residence and couldn’t get anyone to answer the door, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson.

Firefighters made entry into the residence where two chihuahuas were rescued and turned over to animal control, Wasson said, adding that the 33-year-old male homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.

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Wasson declined to release information regarding where the fire was located in the home, stating only that arson is currently being investigated as a potential cause.

According to a report from the Campbell County Fire Department, the singlewide mobile home was moderately damaged by the fire and smoke before it was placed under control.