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City home gutted by fire
Building contractor Patrick Lookingbill looked at burn damage in the kitchen he had previously remodeled for owner Kyle Larson in a rental house that burned early Wednesday on North Broadway Avenue in Riverton. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer

By Christina George

Staff Writer

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."

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