Rapid Valley Structure Fire Escalates to a Second Alarm

   The Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Pennington St, Rapid Valley, unincorporated, Pennington County, SD on Mar. 27, 2022 at 11:29 p.m.

   First arriving firefighters found a free burning fire, with a moderate to heavy smoke  condition, in the interior and roof assembly of an attached garage.

   Pennington County Deputies discovered and reported the fire, additionally they assisted the occupants in escaping.

   Firefighters contained the fire to the structure of origin, stopping the spread of the flames to nearby structures, infrastructure and other improvements.

   No injuries to firefighters, civilians or domestic animals were reported.

   The American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota, and the Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association is assisting the occupants.

   Agencies responding included Pennington County 911, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department, Rapid City Fire Department and Ambulance, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Doty Volunteer Fire Department, Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department, West River Electric, Montana Dakota Utilities, The American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota and the Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association.





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