Cabin burns in Bondurant
by Sublette County Unified Fire media release
July 26, 2017
On Friday, July 21, 2017, approximately 2:43 PM the Sublette County Sheriff Office (SCSO) dispatch was notified of a cabin on fire in Bondurant. The caller stated the cabin was fully engulfed in fire and was located near mile marker 143 State Highway 189/191. SCSO paged three Sublette County Unified Fire (SCUF) stations to respond. Station 3 Bondurant, station 5 Daniel and station 1 Pinedale responded sending four engines and three command vehicles with a total of 20 firefighters.
When Sublette County Unified Fire arrived on scene the cabin was completely engulfed in fire with the fire spreading to the willow bushes growing next to the cabin. There were a number of civilians trying to put the fire out with garden hoses and buckets of water. The SCUF firefighters quickly controlled the fire in the willows to prevent it from spreading to other structures, then rapidly knocked down the fire in the cabin. As more engines arrived on scene, a complete overhaul of the cabin was conducted by firefighters to put out any persistent hot spots. The fire was completely extinguished but the cabin was a totally loss.
An investigation of origin and cause followed. It was found that juveniles playing inside the cabin with a lighter was the cause. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters but this should be a reminder of how quickly an unintentional fire can spread. As a community, we need to appreciate the volunteer firefighters that drop what they are doing to quickly respond to the emergency needs of our communities. Sublette County Unified Fire extends thanks to the Sublette County Sheriff Office deputy’s and dispatch, and the Sublette County Emergency Medical Technicians who provided support.
Shad Cooper, Sublette County Fire Chief