Fire Causes ‘Considerable Smoke Damage’ at Cheyenne Motel
Cheyenne Fire Rescue is reminding civilians to never reenter a burning building following a fire in east Cheyenne late Wednesday morning.
Battalion Chief Kipp Sanders says firefighters were called to the scene in the 2000 block of E. Lincolnway around 11:30 a.m. and arrived to find moderate smoke coming from the front door of the basement apartment at the Big Horn Motel.
"Although the motel did not have any working fire alarms, all four tenants who occupied the single-story, four-room motel evacuated, without injury," Sanders said in a press release.
"Residents attempted to enter the basement apartment with fire extinguishers but were pushed back by the smoke," he added.
Sanders says crews had the fire under control in 20 minutes and the scene cleared by 2:44 p.m.
"The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the estimated damages are unknown," he said.
"Officials say there’s considerable smoke damage present in each of the rooms, but due to the quick response by CFR, the fire spread was limited," Sanders added.