RCFD Responds to Mobile Home Fire
No injuries reported, cause under investigation
Rapid City, SD – Just after 7:30 pm this evening, Pennington County 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 1515 E. St. Patrick Street. Callers reported flames coming from a mobile home and extending into nearby trees. Crews from Stations 1, 4 and 6 were dispatched as well as officers from the Rapid City Police Department. When Engine 4 arrived on scene, they found a single-wide mobile home that was fully involved in fire. Two vehicles in front of the residence were also on fire with fire threatening residences on either side of the structure of origin.
With the help of Rapid City Police Officers, residences nearby were evacuated as a precaution. Firefighters were able to quickly eliminate the threat to adjacent structures and stop the forward progress of the fire. Conflicting witness statements and no one to provide accurate information on the whereabouts of the occupants of the residence prompted Rapid City Firefighters to conduct multiple searches inside the structure. Firefighters also sought assistance from the Rapid City Police Department as well as Regional Health Rapid City Hospital to attempt to locate the occupants of the structure. At about 9:15 pm, the occupants of the home were located and found to be safe. Occupants of the evacuated homes were allowed to return to their homes within about an hour.
Firefighters remained on scene until 10:00 pm extinguishing hot spots.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Rapid City Fire Department.
Updates to this release are not anticipated at this time. For questions or comment related to this release, please contact Lt. Jim Bussell at 605-394-4180.
RCFD Resources Responding- Battalion 1, Truck 1, Squad 1, Engine 4, Medic 4, Engine 6, RCFD Fire and Life Safety Division, RCFD Public Information Officer.
Other Agencies Responding- Rapid City Police Department, Montana Dakota Utilities, Black Hills Energy