Wednesday at approximately 7:18 p.m. the Rapid City Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 520 E North St. the Stardust Motel. First arriving crews reported fire showing from the east end second floor. Crews advanced a hose line up to the second floor and found fire in the hallway and in an apartment on that floor. The fire was knocked down quickly and overhaul of the fire area began. Crews will be checking for fire extension in and around the fire area to include possible extension into the attic and roof.
One person was evaluated on scene for an incident related medical complaint, but as of this time has not been transported.
A fire investigator will be on scene, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Red Cross reports 40 to 50 residents have been displaced by that fire, and will stay the night in another motel.