Multiple agencies respond to structure fire in Lead

LEAD, S.D. — At 7:24 a.m. Saturday morning, the Lead Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and fire that was visible in an occupied residential structure at 104 South Stone Street in Lead.

The fire escalated to multiple alarms prompting requesting assistance from the Pennington County Fire Assistance Team.

One occupant with serious life-threatening injuries was transported to Lead-Deadwood Monument Hospital.

Firefighters successfully contained the fire to the structure of origin, stopping the spread of flames to nearby structures. No firefighters or domestic animals were injured in the incident.

Following the fire, local Red Cross volunteers are helping residents from five units affected by the fire.

“Disasters never stop, and neither does the work of the Red Cross,” said Richard Smith, Executive Director for the American Red Cross serving Central and Western South Dakota. “Over the last year, compassionate Red Cross volunteers responded to more than 1,200 home fires across the Minnesota and Dakotas Region providing help and hope to families in need.”

Volunteers are providing comfort, essential items such as food, clothing, shelter and medications, and help beginning the long-term recovery process.

Agencies responding to the fire include: Lead Volunteer Fire Department, Deadwood Volunteer Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Monument Lead-Deadwood Ambulance Service, Lead Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County 911, Spearfish Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department, Brownsville Volunteer Fire Department, Whitewood Volunteer Fire Department, Whitewood Fire Department Auxiliary Pennington County 911, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hawk Fire Corps, Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hill’s Energy, Montana Dakota Utilities, South Dakota Fire Marshalls Office, the Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota, Local neighbors and members of the community, City of Lead Street and Water Department, Thyssen Mining Corporation and Gardner Construction.

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