Fire crews on scene of residential structure fire in Custer

Power in the area is temporarily shutoff due to an ongoing threat.

CUSTER, S.D. — Fire crews are currently working to extinguish a residential structure fire in Custer.

At around 11:37 a.m., the Custer Volunteer Fire Department was called to the 1200 block of Pine Street in Custer.

Per a press release, when firefighters arrived, they found a free burning fire in the interior of an attached garage and two story residential structure.

According to Pennington County Fire Administrator, Jerome Harvey, there is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

Power in the area has been temporarily shutoff due to an ongoing-threat.

No injuries to civilians have been reported, but Harvey said that one firefighter sustained a minor injury.

Multiple fire crews, including the Custer Volunteer Fire Department, Argyle Fire Department, Hill City Volunteer Fire Department, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Newcastle Fire Department, Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department, Battle Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Fairburn Volunteer Fire Department have responded.

Responding agencies also included the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Custer County Emergency Management and Custer County Ambulance Service.

This is developing story that NewsCenter1 will provide updates to as they become available.

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