A home is uninhabitable after catching fire Monday morning in Casper.

According to a Casper Fire-EMS news release, crews were called to the 1300 block fo Trojan Drive at roughly 8 a.m. Monday morning. They arrived to find a home with smoke coming from a chimney chase and attic area.

Firefighters subsequently found a fire burning in the framing of the building. It was determined to be caused by heat from the fireplace and chimney the night before.

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In order to extinguish the fire, crews had to remove exterior walls and other outside components. As a result, the building will not be immediately inhabitable.

The American Red Cross has provided the building's occupants with assistance.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Casper Fire-EMS Department reminds the public that, as colder weather makes its way into the area, it's highly recommended that fireplaces/chimneys are cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician.

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