RCFD responds to early morning fire at Forest Products Distributors
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Around 4:20 a.m. Thursday morning, Rapid City Fire Department crews responded to a structure fire at Forest Products Distributors, on the 5400 block of Old Folsom Road.
Confirmed structure fire at Forest Products Distributors in the 5400 block of Old Folsom Rd. Crews are working to access the fire now. Updates as appropriate.
There is currently not a staging area for media on the property. pic.twitter.com/eP9JMszXz4
— Rapid City Fire Dept (@RapidCityFire) December 12, 2019
According to RCFD Public Information Officer Lt. Jim Bussell, the fire started in a dryer used to dry pellets used for wood burning stoves. The fire soon spread to sawdust around the initial fire and on to other areas nearby.
Forward progress of the fire was halted successfully, but the massive amounts of sawdust required further overhaul by the fire crews.
No injuries were reported, and Lt. Bussell thanked the Forest Products staff for providing access to the fire and technical assistance.