Lander Rural called to small structure fire southeast of town

(Lander, Wyo.) – Lander Rural Firefighters are investigating a small structure fire at a rental home off Highway 789 near the Rawlins junction.

The fire, based on radio traffic, appeared to start from underneath an appliance in the kitchen. The fire was out upon firefighters’ arrival, apparently through the use of a fire extinguisher. Damage has been reported under the kitchen sink and to nearby carpet. There is also smoke damage reported throughout the kitchen.

A fire investigator has been called to the scene. Additional information will be reported as it comes available.