Garage catches fire on Clover Street in Rapid City

A fire broke out at a garage on Clover Street, off of West Chicago Street on the West Side on Friday.

Around 9:00 a.m, firefighters were on their way to a broken gas line on 12th Street. On their way, they saw a plume of black smoke rising from a house on Clover Street, so they headed there, and sent additional units to the gas leak.

A detached garage was engulfed when they arrived. The fire spread to a nearby camper. According to Lt. Jim Bussell with the Rapid City Fire Department, the garage was a total loss.

"Essentially this fire had a good head start on it. So, this fire was well established and the garage was well involved before the 911 call. Again, things worked out, station 3 was on their way to another call, they were able to reroute very very quickly. They’re the fire station that’s just a couple of minutes away."

The homeowners were not there at the time. There were no injuries in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.