Four firefighters injured responding to mobile home fire in Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. — Crews responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of North Ellsworth Road just before 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found a free-burning fire with moderate smoke coming from the structure.

Hampered by 100-plus-degree temperatures and wind gust up to 25 miles per hour, crews were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin, preventing the fire from destroying adjacent residential structures and other infrastructure.

Two firefighters suffered heat-related injuries and were transported to Monument Hospital for evaluation.

Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene before being released.

No injuries to civilians or domestic animals were reported.

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photo courtesy: Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department

The American Red Cross of Central and Western South Dakota is assisting the occupants.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Responding agencies included: Pennington County 911, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, Box Elder Police Department, United States Air force 28th Bomb Wing/Ellsworth Air Force Base Fire Department, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, the Rapid City Fire Department and Ambulance Service, Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hawk  Fire Corps, New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department,  Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department, North Haines Fire Corps, Black Hills Fire Chaplains, The American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota, Montana Dakota Utilities, West River Electrical Cooperative.

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