Rapid City Fire Department saves two dogs from structure fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Fire Department saved two dogs from a smoke-filled home after responding to a structure fire Saturday afternoon.
Just after 3:30 RCFD units were dispatched to Oakland Street for a report of a residential structure fire. When crews arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the back of the home. Firefighters located a fire in the basement and kept it restrained to just the living area of the basement apartment.
As crews were inside the home they found and removed two dogs. The dogs were resuscitated by the department’s pet resuscitation equipment, and were then taken to a veterinarian by the dogs’ owner.
Lt. Jim Bussell said that it was especially important keeping the flames contained quickly, as the door into the basement was facing the strong winds that could have quickly spread the flames if there had been a window break.
RCFD continues to investigate the cause of the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or human occupants of the home.