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Structure Fire in Caputa escalates to two alarms

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Structure fire in Caputa Monday afternoon.

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – The New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of residential structure fire at 15740 Hammerquist Road in Caputa just after 2:00 p.m. Monday.

First arriving Firefighters found a free burning fire, with a moderate to heavy smoke condition, in the roof assembly of the residential section of the structure and immediately struck a second alarm.

Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the structure of origin, stopping the spread of the flames to adjacent structures, infrastructure and other improvements.

The structure received moderate damage.

No injuries to Firefighters, Civilians or domestic animals were reported,

The American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota is assisting the occupants.

Agencies responding and assisting at the fire were:

New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department, Pennington County 911, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, United States Air force 28th Bomb Wing/Ellsworth Air Force Base Fire Department, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department, Wall Volunteer Fire Department, Quinn Volunteer Fire Department, Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Corp, Rapid City Fire Department Ambulance Service, Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department, Folsom Volunteer Fire Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, West River Electrical Cooperative, American Red Cross Serving Central and Western South Dakota.

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