Fire destroys family home near Red Rocks Park

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A home in a Rapid City subdivision appears to be a total loss after a late Thursday afternoon fire.

It happened in Red Rock Meadow, near Sheridan Lake road. The single family home on the 6800 block of Sahalee Drive was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived around 4:30 PM.

An adjacent home was threatened, but crews kept it from catching on fire. It did receive some heat damage.

Curious motorists driving by made it difficult for responders to do their job.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The house will be monitored throughout the night.

One firefighter was treated for heat related illness and several family pets died.