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Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city
May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer
By Christina George
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we are still looking for the cause," said David Woolery of the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department. "We think it started in the kitchen area though. ... It was in the kitchen and living room. "
According to a Fremont County Sheriff's Office report, dispatch received a call at 2:50 a.m. concerning a structure fire at 848 N. Broadway Ave.
"It's a two-bedroom, small house that is partly brick," Woolery said. "It's a rental. The house was unoccupied at the time."
Woolery said roughly 15 firefighters responded to the fire with two pieces of apparatus. An ambulance crew and sheriff's deputies were also on scene.
"We were there for about three, three and a half hours," he said, adding no firefighters were injured.
"There was no structural damage to the house," Woolery said. "The sheetrock and trim is a loss and the containments of the kitchen like the cabinets and fridge were damaged, but there is no loss to the main structure."