Fire at Pinedale Lumber
Original post March 1, 2017, updated March 2, 2017
Update Thursday, March 2, 11:00AM:
Pinedale Lumber owner Justin Sandner gave an update to say the fire involved their Building #10 on the grounds. That building contained their special order wood, doors, cedar, pine, ultra dry special wood. It also had some fork lifts, roofing under-layments, tar paper, extra truck tire storage, and some petroleum-based products that accounted for the black smoke. No one was hurt. There were only a couple of employees and one customer on the grounds at the time. The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation, but it started and became involved very quickly. "It was hot and fast," Sandner said. "Very much a thank you to the Fire Department and everyone who helped. We are open today." He was appreciative of everyone who has already stopped by to express their concern and show support. He added that they didn’t have power this morning, and a local electrician, Dan Liske, came over early and got them back up and going again, so he gave a special ‘thank you’ also to Dan for helping them out.
Pinedale Lumber Fire
Sublette County Unified Fire media release
Date: March 2, 2017
PINEDALE, WYOMING – March 2, 2017: On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at approximately 17:51 (5:51PM), Sublette County Unified Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at 167 Industrial Site (23-190). Upon arrival a lumber storage building was fully engulfed. No other buildings on premises were damaged by fire. Mop up is taking place today. The fire is under investigation at this time.
Six battalions responded with apparatus to the scene, including Pinedale, Boulder, Big Piney, Daniel, Kendall Valley and Bondurant. A total of 35 volunteer firefighters worked together to suppress the fire; with 12 apparatus on scene and three command vehicles. No injuries were reported. Approximately 5-½ hours were spent on scene.
Sublette County Unified Fire would like to thank the efforts of the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Sublette County EMS, Sublette County Road and Bridge, Billy Pape and Warren Koppenhafer; The Town of Pinedale, Mayor Bob Jones and Josh Wilson; and Sublette County Emergency Management.
Special thanks go out to April Gibson, Jeness and Casey Saxton for the food that was delivered to the scene. It was greatly appreciated.
Authority: Shad Cooper, Fire Chief, Sublette County Unified Fire
Breaking News - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
A fire broke out at Pinedale Lumber Wednesday afternoon (March 1, 2017). Details are still sketchy.