Rapid City Fire Department responds to fire on East Meade Street

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Just before 11:45 Monday morning, the Rapid City Fire Department was dispatched to the 800 block of East Meade Street for a report of a structure fire. When the crew arrived, they noticed light smoke coming from the right side and the back of the home.

Once inside the home, they noticed the fire was confined to one bedroom and were able to put ou the fire quickly with a watering can. While some contents of the bedroom were ruined, the crews were able to keep the fire from spreading any further.

Everyone in the home, including multiple animals, were able to escape, except one cat. Crews tried to save the cat, but ultimately the cat passed due to smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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