A West Strip restaurant was destroyed by fire early Friday morning.

Park County Fire District 2 administrator Jerry Parker said the Wild Horse Cafe across from the rodeo grounds is a total loss. Cause of the blaze is undetermined.

Owner Barbara Hoy told firefighters she was prepping for breakfast at 4:14 a.m. when she noticed a fire had started in another room.

Firefighters worked to put out the flames. After initially clearing the cafe at 9:30 a.m., the building was so hot it rekindled twice and firefighters had to return to quell the flames.

No one was injured in the fire.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the owners at gofundme.com/f/22h3kfev2o.

“We try our best to keep our customers happy from the time they come until the time they leave,” Hoy wrote on the page. “This restaurant has made so many people feel taken care of and loved and we would appreciate if you were to donate.”

Pickup truck explodes

A pickup truck was engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon on the South Fork Hill.

Parker said the cause of the fire just before 5 p.m. is undetermined.

The driver was able to escape the vehicle unharmed.

(3) comments

Jim Jones

Looks like they're spraying UEF or Universal Extingushing Foam (NovaCool?) which is a mixture of surfactants that is mixed with water. Does the Cody Enterprise employ any curious reporters?



Fox Blue River

In Jim's world the Cody Enterprise reporters should just walk up there and get in the way of the firefighters and ask about the foam and the result will still be nobody cares.

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