Authorities are trying to determine what started a house fire early Monday morning in western Cheyenne that burned one person.
Cheyenne Fire Division Chief Andrew Dykshorn said firefighters were called to the scene in the 1000 block of W. 20th Street at 5:19 a.m.
“Arriving on the scene at 5:23 a.m., firefighters located a burn victim in the front yard of a one-story residential home, as fire ignited from the front door and spilled onto the porch” , Dykshorn said in a press release.
“While the US medical response team provided immediate care to the patient, Engine 1 and 2 and Ladder 1 units quickly began extinguishing the fire,” he added. “At 5:28 a.m. the scene was under control.”
Dykshorn says the house and property were full of stored materials that hampered search and extinguishment efforts, but no other occupants were inside the house.
He says the fire caused damage estimated at $5,000.
As of midday Tuesday, authorities were still investigating the fire and the scene had not been cleared.
A phone message left with Dykshorn asking for more information was not immediately returned.
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