Local Agencies Respond: Gas Leak at Granite Rehabilitation & Wellness

Published on March 18, 2023


‘Patients Safely Being Transferred to Other Healthcare facilities and Hospitals’

CHEYENNE – A carbon monoxide alarm at a rehabilitation wellness facility led to a mass evacuation of patients by Cheyenne Fire Rescue (CFR), American Medical Response, Black Hills Energy, Cheyenne/Laramie County Emergency Management Agency, and Cheyenne/Laramie County Public Health.

Responding to the 3100 block of Boxelder Drive at 6:33 a.m. today, March 18, CFR found high levels of carbon monoxide inside the building. Further investigation revealed multiple natural gas leaks occurring. Black Hills and maintenance personnel attempted to work throughout the day to try to remedy the building systems to a workable state without success.  

Emergency personnel from each local organization have been working throughout the afternoon to safely transport around 100 patients from Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness (GRB) Center to other hospitals.

GRB staff is currently in the process of notifying families and working with agencies to transport patients to both local and out-of-state facilities. Using a tracking mechanism, GRB and CFR personnel are confirming the safety of patients leaving the wellness center, arriving at the correct hospital, and/or being picked up by family members.

The cause of the leak remains under investigation, and staff is unsure when the rehabilitation wellness center will re-open.