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Update on fires
by Sublette County Unified Fire release
June 24, 2017

June 15, 2017 house trailer fire:
On June 15, 2017 at approximately 10:27 PM, Sublette County Dispatch Center paged out Battalion #2 Big Piney-Marbleton and also Battalion #5 Daniel to respond to a single family dwelling house trailer at mile marker 104 on Highway 189 that was reported on fire. Units responded and arrived on scene and command was set up. Initial size up of the fire was given to Sublette County Dispatch regarding the nature and extent of the fire. Afterwards the utilities were disconnected for firefighter safety. When fire units arrived on scene, two-thirds of the structure was already fully involved. A defensive stance was taken and extinguishment was put in place. Protection of nearby exposures was also implemented. A total of 16 Sublette County Unified Fire (SCUF) Volunteers where on scene for a total of 4.5 hours or 72 man hours. The structure was declared a total loss.

June 21, 2017 house fire in Pinedale:
On June 21, 2017 at approximately 2:30 PM, Sublette County Unified Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire on Fremont Street in Pinedale. Firefighters from Battalion 1 - Pinedale, Battalion 4 - Boulder, and Battalion 5 - Daniel responded to the reported emergency incident. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered smoke and flame showing from an active structure fire in a single family residence. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and contain the damage to the kitchen area. No injuries were reported. An investigation determined the fire was caused by unattended cooking materials on the stove top. Sublette County Unified Fire would like to extend their appreciation to the Sublette County Sheriff's Office and Sublette County EMS for their quick response and assistance with the recent structure fires.

According to the NFPA, statistics show that cooking equipment was the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries in the United States. Cooking related fires cause 46% of all home fires and result in 19% of the home fire deaths.

What you should know while cooking
Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol donít use the stove or stovetop.
Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
Keep anything that can catch fire ó oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains ó away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire
Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
Keep a lid nearby when youíre cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/top-causes-of-fire/cooking/safety-messages-about-cooking


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