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Stove pipe causes structure fire

 

September 15, 2022

courtesy Fred Devish

Rolling out the hose.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, the Moorcroft and Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Departments were called out to a structure fire reported at 312 North Yellowstone.

According to long-time firefighter Fred Devish, a compromised stove pipe traveling up through the structural chimney from a wood burning stove was the culprit. The fire subsequently moved from the chimney into "a little bit of the roof materials", necessitating the fire crews to soak the space between the outer and inner layers of cover within and immediately around the affected area.

To prevent further danger, the stove was r...



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