At approximately 1:00 am this morning, Mills Fire Department received a report of a Unusual odor in the 500 block of Wasatch Ave in Mills, Wy.
First arriving Engine Companies found a single family dwelling with smoke coming from the roof, and attic area.
Firefighters were able immediately evacuate the elder female occupant and her dogs.
Upon investigation to locate the source of smoke firefighters found that there was a fire located in the walls and attic of the home.
Firefighters had to remove large portions of the homes drywall, ceilings, and insulation.
The single occupant of the structure was home during the time of the fire, no injuries were reported to either the occupant of fire personnel.
Unfortunately, the home did sustained minor smoke damage and due to the amount of drywall that had to be removed to extinguish the fire made the home inhabitable until repairs can be made and the utilities are restored to the home.
The Homeowner did have smoke detectors present in her home, but they were not in working order.
The elderly female was alerted of the fire by her dogs that awakened her, and notifying her that there was a fire. She immediately called 911 and reported she could smell smoke in her home but was unsure to its source.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined as it is still under investigation. Agencies that assisted Mills Fire Department were Natrona County Fire Protection District, Mills Police Department, Natrona County Sheriffs Victim services Team, and The American Red Cross.
Mills Fire Department would like to remind everyone to ensure all your smoke and gas detectors are in working order and the batteries changed on a regular basis. Smoke detectors should be placed in every room of the household.