Hill City assists in Custer fire

By Gray Hughes

SUNDAY NIGHT BLAZE — The Hill City Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Custer Volunteer Fire Department in putting out this fire Sunday night. No injuries to firefigthers, civilians or domesticated animals were reported. [Submitted photo/CUSTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT]

The Hill City Volunteer Fire Department aided in putting out a fire in rural Custer County Sunday night.

The call went out at 11:01 p.m.

The Custer Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and fire visible in a detached garage, which posed a threat to a structure in the 12300 block of Moss Rock Lane, according to a press release.

First responding firefighters found a fire burning with heavy smoke in the interior of the detached garage.

Flames were extending to the exterior of the structure, which, according to the release, immediately threatened an occupied residence.

Firefighters sent a second alarm, requesting assistance from Hill City as well as Battle Creek Fire District.

The fire did spread to the adjacent residential structure before being brought under control, according to the release.

Firefighters were able to stop the flames from damaging nearby infrastructure and other improvements.

The residential structure received “light-to-moderate” damage while the detached garage suffered “excessive damage,” according to the release.

Temperatures recorded at the incident ranged from five to seven degrees.

There were no injuries to firefighters, civilians or domesticated animals reported.

Occupants of the residence will be staying with neighbors.

Agencies responding to the incident: Custer County Communications, Custer Volunteer Fire Department, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Custer County Ambulance Service, Custer County Emergency Management Agency, Argyle Volunteer Fire Department, Pringle Volunteer Fire Department, Pennington County 911, the Hill City Volunteer Fire Department, Battle Creek Fire District and Black Hills Energy.