Firefighters tackle structure fire despite high winds

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Photo credit: Kelly Fetter

HILL CITY, S.D. — At around 8:53 p.m. Tuesday night, the Hill City Volunteer Fire Department, along with other agencies, responded to a structure fire in a detached garage in the 200 block of Pine Avenue in Hill City.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the structure burning with heavy smoke conditions and it extended into the roof assembly and the immediate adjacent residential structure.

Despite facing wind gusts of over 50 miles per hour, Hill City volunteer firefighters kept the fire to the initial structure, and adjacent residential structure.

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

The Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association, The Super 8 motel of Hill City and the Red Cross serving central and western South Dakota is assisting the occupants.

The other agencies that responded to the fire include: Pennington County 911, Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Hill City Ambulance Service, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Black Hills Energy, Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association, American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota, The Super 8 motel of Hill City.

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