Thursday, March 2, 2017

RCFD Responds to Second Fire in Same Location

Cause of second fire is under investigation

Rapid City, S.D. - Within minutes of leaving from an earlier structure fire, the Rapid City Fire Department responded to the Colonial Motel for a report of a structure fire. Just after 1:30 am, crews responded to a report of flames coming from the same building that was damaged in an earlier fire. When units arrived, a heavy volume of fire was coming from the roof and windows of the south building of the motel complex.

Crews were able to quickly knock down the flames. A search of the building was conducted to ensure that no one was trapped. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire or firefighting activities.

A RCFD crew and investigator had left the property approximately 15 minutes prior to the second reported fire. The circumstances surrounding the second fire are suspicious and the fire is under investigation.

Once again, the Rapid City Fire Department wishes to extend it's thanks to the Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Fire Administrator Jerome Harvey for their assistance. 

An update to this release is not anticipated at this time.

Please contact the Rapid City Fire Department at (605)-394-4180 for questions related to this release.

Above: Truck 1 crews stretch a hose-line to attack the second fire of the evening at 511 E. North.

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