Fire outside Hill City displaces family

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Firefighters work to put out a fire outside Hill City. Firefighters responded around 3:19 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. No injuries were reported. [Submitted

At 3:19 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Hill City Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 11880 McVey Road, unincorporated Pennington County.

The first arriving Hill City firefighters found a building with heavy smoke conditions in the attic of an occupied structure, according to a release.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the original structure and stopped the spread of flames to nearby structures.

The structure received moderate-to-heavy damage, according to a release, with temperatures from 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit and winds between 12 to 15 mph recorded at the scene.

No injuries to civilians, domestic animals or firefighters were reported. Occupants of the residence will be staying with relatives.

Hill Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Hill City Ambulance Service, Custer Volunteer Fire Department, Pennington County Fire Service, Rochford Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hills Rural Electric Coop, Battle Creek Fire District, Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department, Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department and Pennington County 911.

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