Rochford home fire spreads to forest

A Rochford home was destroyed in an early morning fire Friday.
A Rochford home was destroyed in an early morning fire Friday.(Pennington County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 11:28 AM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A Rochford home was destroyed in an overnight fire that spread to the forest, prompting some voluntary evacuations, according to a Pennington County Sheriff’s Office social media post.

The Solomon Wildfire, called in about 12:49 a.m. Friday, has burned an estimated 4.4 acres, about a mile west of Rochford. Several engines and crews, as well as a dozer, are on the scene.

While the home on Melchert Place was a total loss, no one was injured.