Rapid City Fire Department makes quick work of fire at construction site

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Fire Department responded to a structure fire around 8 a.m. Thursday morning in the 2200 block of East Philadelphia Street.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the area as crews made their way to the fire. When crews arrived on scene, they saw smoke and flames coming from an apartment complex that is under construction. The main body of fire was located on the first floor.

The fire was extinguished within two minutes of crews arriving on scene.

The overhaul process was lengthy due to the additional construction materials overhead that had to be removed and construction materials stacked on the floor above the fire had to be removed due to their weight and the structural compromised caused by the fire. Once it was deemed safe, fire crews then completed the overhaul process to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Photo courtesy of Rapid City Fire Department Facebook.

Categories: Local News