Fireworks Cause 3 Fires On The Fourth [AUDIO]
Firefighters from the Natrona County Fire District were busy with four fires on the Fourth of July, three of them likely started by fireworks. No injuries were reported:
According to releases from the Natrona County Fire Prevention Bureau, the first occurred Monday morning in Fremont Canyon. Firefighters arrived to find a large grass fire burning west of the bridge, and because ground crews had trouble accessing the blaze, the state helicopter was called in to make water drops. The fire was contained to about 10 acres and crews remained on scene to make sure it was out, suspect cause is fireworks.
Another small grass fire was put out in Mills Monday evening. The fire briefly threatened a structured and consumed an area of about 70 by 90 feet. Fireworks were heard in the area shortly before the fire.
The was also a fire in Bar Nunn involving a camp trailer. Fire crews found smoke coming from the roof of the camp trailer at around 8:30 pm. Gaining access, they extinguished a small fire in the bathroom area. No one was home at the time and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
And there was another fire Monday night on Lafayette Street. A small grass fire was burning as firefighters arrived and soon put it out, limiting the burn area to about 40 by 50 feet. The cause was fireworks.
The Natrona County Fire District noted that it is illegal to discharge fireworks in Natrona County.