At 1:14pm this afternoon, Rivers/Daly Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire approximately 1/2 mile east of the Highway 259 and 250 junction near Rivers. Upon arrival, heavy smoke could be seen from the rear of the structure as well as fire coming through the roof. Firefighters set up defensive and offensive firefighting operations, but then pulled out of the structure due to safety concerns and continued the defensive operations.
The road to the property was lined with personal vehicles of volunteer firefighters who responded to the scene. Whitehead Fire Department, Rapid City Fire Department and Deerboine Hutterite Colony were called in for mutual aid to help battle the fire and bring in water tankers. Water tankers made close to 20 trips for water, as there were no hydrants in the area of the fire. Thankfully nobody was injured in the fire. Crews finally cleared the scene at 8:20pm. Photos by Liam Pattison Photography.