Casper Fire-EMS Puts Out Small Fire At Eastridge Mall
Casper Fire-EMS put out a small fire at the Eastridge Mall early Sunday morning, according to a news release from department spokesman Patrick McJunkin.
Firefighters responded to the call about midnight and found a fire in a storage closet area of a restaurant at the building, gained entry to the building and put it out.
There were no occupants in the building, and no injuries were reported.
Before firefighters arrived, a single head in the fire sprinkler system was activated in the building.
The sprinkler system controlled the fire until firefighters put it out. As a result, the fire was contained to the storage area and damage was minimal
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet and the incident remains under investigation. Likewise, a damage estimate to the building and its contents has not been determined.
Five Casper Fire-EMS units initially responded. Casper Police and the Wyoming Medical Center also responded.
This incident illustrates the value of fire sprinkler systems, which in this case limited the spread of the fire, according to the news release.