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Fire department contains fire on Wind River Drive

A statue stands outside the front doors to the Campbell County Fire Department's Station #1 (Ryan Lewallen/County 17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Two residents were evacuated from a home on Wind River Drive last night after a garage reportedly caught fire, authorities said Tuesday. 

Campbell County firefighters and Gillette Police officers responded to the 2500 block of Wind River Drive at 9:36 p.m. after receiving a report of a garage fully engulfed in flames, according to Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson and the Campbell County Fire Department. 

Officers evacuated a 63-year-old man and a 25-year-old man from the residence, Wasson said, as well as those in neighboring residences. 

“The fire was contained to the exterior of the residence and the detached garage,” the fire department said, adding that the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

Personnel from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Black Hills Energy, Powder River Electric, and Campbell County Health also assisted with the scene. 

The CCFD did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding potential injuries and whether the two individuals were displaced from the residence.