Firefighters Respond to Several Fires Saturday; CO Poisoning Evacuates Home

(Gillette, Wyo.) Campbell County Fire reports that at around 8 a.m. Saturday morning, they arrived at a home on Patik Road after a report of gas in the residence. Prior to the arrival of CCFD units, Gillette Police officers had helped seven people escape from the home. Fire crews found elevated levels of carbon monoxide inside. They also found and removed a cat. Two individuals that had been in the residence were transported to Campbell County Health for treatment and observation. At 10:50 a.m., firefighters responded to Cook Road for the report of a structure fire. They found two small barns fully involved with fire, but were able to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby chicken coop and haystacks. Damage to the barns is estimated to be $15,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Over on Ponderosa View Drive in northern Campbell County around 3:15 p.m., a grass fire was reported to be threatening structures in the area. Firefighters extinguished an approximate 2 acre fire before any buildings were lost. Last niight at 10 p.m. a shop on Deadman Road was found to be on fire, but Crook County fire units were already on scene by the time CCFD arrived. The call was received from the Crook County dispatch center. Further information is unavailable at this time. #county17 #news