Box Elder Structure Fire Held to a Single Alarm

   The Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of fire and smoke visible in an occupied residential structure in the 600 Block of West Box Elder Rd, Box Elder, SD, 57719 at 5:36 p.m. on May 20, 2022.

   First arriving firefighters found a free burning fire with a moderate to heavy smoke condition, issuing from the single story, residential structure with fire extending into the roof assembly.

   Rapid attack by firefighters, confined the fire to the initial structure, holding the fire to a single alarm.

   There were two occupants of the structure, both escaped the flames, one was transported by ambulance to Monument Hospital for further evaluation.

   The American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota and the Black Hills Fire Chaplains are assisting the occupants.

   There were no injuries to firefighters reported, one domestic animal escaped.

   For additional information or questions concerning this incident please contact the Box Elder Police Department.

   Please maintain your smoke detectors, keep smoke detectors clean and free of dirt and dust, when you change your clock change the smoke detectors battery, and replace the entire smoke detector after 10 years or you suspect they are failing or faulty.

   Agencies responding included Pennington County 911, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, Box Elder Police Department, Box Elder Public Works, United States Air Force 28th Bomb Wing/Ellsworth Air Force Base Fire Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, the Rapid City Fire Department and Ambulance Service, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department,  Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department, The American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota, West River Electrical Cooperative, Montana Dakota Utilities and the Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association.






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