Office Building Damaged in Overnight Fire
An early morning structure fire could have caused much more damage, if not for a Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputy on routine patrol.
Just before 1 a.m. Friday, a deputy reported seeing light smoke around the roof of a two-story office building on Fifth Street near Broadway. Sheridan Fire-Rescue was on scene within five minutes, followed shortly by crews from Goose Valley Fire and Rocky Mountain Ambulance.
The Sheridan Police, Sheridan County Sheriff, and Wyoming Highway Patrol assisted with traffic control.
According to Captain Chad Brutlag, the fire damage was contained to the attic. However there was some smoke and water damage to the building due to firefighting efforts.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. However, Brutlag said upon initial inspection, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
Firefighters remained on scene until roughly 4:30 a.m. to ensure there were no embers that could possibly rekindle the fire.