Crash into electrical box causes fire in 12 homes in Pinedale

(Pinedale, Wyo.) - On Wednesday, February 3 at approximately noon, Sublette County Unified Fire (SCUF) was dispatched to a vehicle crash at 435 Country Club Lane. Upon arrival it appeared a vehicle had made contact with an electrical pedestal. The adjacent phone box was smoking. Occupants were complaining of smoke in their residences on the east side of the road. SCUF evacuated all units to ensure safety, and made assessments of structures. While making assessments, a firefighter noticed smoke in a structure on the west side of the road. Multiple units were called to assist in fire suppression efforts. A total of 12 homes were affected. The fire is under investigation at this time. Five battalions responded with apparatus to the scene, including Pinedale, Boulder, Daniel, Kendall Valley and Big Piney. A total of 27 volunteer firefighters worked together to suppress the fire. No injuries were reported. *Feature Photo: h.t Sublette County Unified Fire / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news