Rapid City house fire shakes up families - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City house fire shakes up families


A house fire in North Rapid leaves a couple of families shaken up, but unharmed. The fire was reported just before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at 1111 Holcomb Avenue.

Rapid City Fire Department Lieutenant Brent Long says the fire started in an upstairs bedroom. A mother and son were home at the time and tried to put the fire out before they exited the building. Meg Rutan and her husband live in the basement and were also home when the fire started.

Long says luckily no one was injured. "When they first realized the fire started they tried to put it out, they realized it was growing too fast for them so they just got out of the structure which is great because it's really good for us to say that nobody was injuring in this," said Long.

"We heard a bunch of beeping my husband asked me what is that noise I said I don't know we went outside and saw smoke and started grabbing the coats, the kids, and the animals and called 911 and got out," said Rutan.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Rapid City, SD 57701

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