Home in Johnson Siding area gets pummeled by a rock slide on Thursday

JOHNSON SIDING, S.D. – On Thursday around 11:30 p.m. MST, Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rock slide that damaged a home on Dark Canyon.

Steve Smart, Chief of the Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department reported that there were primarily four boulders that came down in the rock slide. The first boulder missed the house but came close to hitting a propane tank. The second boulder took out a post that supported the second floor balcony. The third one came crashing through a sliding glass door and the last one came through a window taking out the entire frame.

Damage from rock slide in Johnson Siding

The largest boulder is estimated to be 4′ in diameter. Although the cause of the rock slide is unknown, cold weather, ice and wind could have been contributing factors.

The homeowner said that in 30 years of living there, he had never seen anything like this.

No one was hurt in the rock slide.

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