Box Elder structure fire held to single alarm
BOX ELDER, S.D. — On Friday, the Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department reported a response call to a fire in an occupied residential structure in the 2200 Block of Sky Street.
The department reports that first-arriving firefighters found a free-burning fire with heavy smoke conditions originating from a single-story residential structure. The structure also had fire extending into the roof assembly.
The firefighters were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin with rapid attacks, stopping the spread of the flames to nearby structures and holding the call to a single alarm. One firefighter was treated for heat related issues and there were no additional reports of injuries to civilians or domestic animals.
The two occupants of the structure both escaped the flames and were assisted by the American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota, the Black Hills Fire Chaplains, as well as family and neighbors.