Campbell County Fire Dept. Report (9/23/2022-9/25/2022)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County Fire Department responded to the following incidents from Friday, Sept. 23, to Sunday, Sept. 25:

Sept. 23, 2022

  • At 8:47 a.m. to the 1200 block of West 2nd Street for an odor of natural gas in the building. Firefighters checked the atmosphere inside the building with gas monitors and turned the scene over to Black Hills Energy.
  • At 3:17 p.m. to Hilight Road south of Highway 450 for a report of a grass fire. Four firefighters were aided by Black Thunder Mine firefighters and a road grader from the Mine. The 5.5 acre fire was caused by a passing train.
  • At 5:42 p.m. to the 1600 block of West 4J Road for a report of a natural gas line that ruptured from digging. Firefighters quickly stopped the flow of gas. The scene was turned over to Black Hills Energy.
  • At 5:56 p.m. to mile marker 21 on Highway 50 for a single vehicle rollover. Firefighters checked the vehicle for hazards.
  • At 5:56 p.m. to the 1700 block of Helena Avenue for an odor of natural gas outside the residence. Firefighters checked the home and surrounding area and did not find any signs of a natural gas leak.
  • At 6:10 p.m. to Hilight Road south of the earlier fire for a grass fire. Firefighters extinguished the .5 acre fire that was caused by a passing train.
  • At 6:42 p.m. to Hilight Road south of the earlier fire for a grass fire. Firefighters extinguished the .03 acre fire that was caused by a passing train.
  • At 8:57 p.m. to Pintail Drive for a smoke alarm activation. Firefighters checked the home and found no signs of smoke or fire.

Sept. 24, 2022

  • At 2:53 a.m. to the 1100 block of South Butler Spaeth road for an unauthorized controlled burn in a barrel. The fire was not in compliance with the county burn restrictions and firefighters extinguished the fire.
  • At 12:49 p.m. to the 100 block of Cotton Avenue for an agency assist. Firefighters provided manpower on scene.
  • At 3:46 p.m. to Sunflower Lane for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care on scene.
  • At 3:59 p.m. to Church Avenue for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care on scene.
  • At 5:07 p.m. to the 200 block of Bison Court for a report of a grass fire. Firefighters found that the small fire was out upon arrival.
  • At 8:53 p.m. to South Douglas Highway for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care while on scene.
  • At 10:31 p.m. to North Gurley Avenue for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care while on scene.

Sept. 25, 2022

  • At 5:35 a.m. to West 6th Street for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care on scene.
  • At 1:38 p.m. to 9th Street and Stanley Avenue for vehicle collision. Firefighters stabilized the damaged vehicle.
  • At 2:11 p.m. to the 200 block of East 5th Street for an odor of natural gas. Firefighters used atmospheric monitors and detected no gas.
  • At 3:11 p.m. to the 3400 block of South Garner Lake Road for an agency assist. Firefighters removed a kitten that was trapped within the engine compartment of a vehicle. The kitten was uninjured and turned over to animal control.
  • At 3:40 p.m. to South Highway 59 for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care on scene.
  • At 4:33 p.m. to Union Chapel Road and Victoria Road for a two-vehicle collision. Firefighters provided patient care, vehicle stabilization and traffic control.
  • At 5:10 p.m. to the 100 block of 4J Road for an activated fire alarm. There was no fire, the system was activated by cooking smoke.
  • At 6:15 p.m. to Desert Hills Circle for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care on scene.
  • At 6:40 p.m. to Aster Lane for an emergency medical response. Firefighters provided patient care on scene.
  • At 8:14 p.m. to West 2nd Street for an automatic fire alarm activation. CCFD was canceled prior to arriving on scene. The system was activated by cooking smoke.

Year to date the Campbell County Fire Department has responded to 2,018 requests for service.

Klark Byrd is the Managing Editor for Oil City News, Cap City News and County 17. His award-winning journalism career started here in 2007 in Sidney, Nebraska, and has taken him to North Dakota, Georgia and Texas before landing to Wyoming. Feel free to contact him at editor@oilcity.news.