Casper Fire-EMS units responded to two fires within a half hour in North Casper on Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the department.

The first fire was reported at 2:32 p.m.

Residents at 308 N. Lincoln St., found a small fire had occurred in a bedroom. The fire was out before the first units arrived. Six units, the on-duty battalion chief and two investigators responded. Casper Police Department officers and a Wyoming Medical Center ambulance also responded.

No injuries were reported at the time of this release. The residents were not displaced from the home, and the cause remains under investigation.

The second fire was reported at 2:58 p.m. at 305 N. Jefferson St.

A passing service technician noticed the home full of smoke and heard an activated smoke detector.

First arriving units found a smoldering fire in the basement and quickly extinguished it. Seven units from Casper Fire-EMS, two chief officers and two investigators responded. Other agencies at the scene included the Casper Police Department and an ambulance from Evansville Fire-EMS.

Investigators from Casper Fire-EMS and the Casper Police Department will remain on scene through the evening to investigate the cause, which appears to be suspicious.

No injuries were reported. It is unclear if there were any permanent residents lived at the residence or if anyone was inside when the blaze started.
Casper Fire-EMS reminds home and apartment residents to check their smoke detectors often or install smoke detectors in homes without any.

Working smoke detectors are a vital first alerting device that can give precious time to escape a fire. Check your smoke detectors monthly, and change batteries twice a year.

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