House fire in Rapid Valley
The Rapid Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire this morning at 6611 Green Valley Drive at 4:45 a.m.
The residence and garage were heavily damaged. The occupants were able to escape unharmed due to a working smoke detector in the residence. The house, garage, and 2 vehicles were damaged by the fire. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Rapid Valley VFD was assisted by Rapid City, North Haines, and Box Elder Fire Departments; Pennington County Search & Rescue; Pennington County Sheriffs Office; and the American Red Cross responded to the fire.
The occupants were alerted by a working smoke detector. This fire should serve as an important reminder to check your smoke detectors. The fact that the occupants were alerted by their detector, undoubtedly saved lives.