Commercial structure fire in Wall escalates to multiple alarms

Firefighters in Wall, SD, responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 block of Main Street at approximately 9pm MT last night (June 20, 2022).

Information from the Wall Volunteer Fire Department says first arriving firefighters found a free burning fire with a heavy smoke condition with fire extending into the roof assembly of commercial structure with residential occupancy, and immediately struck a second alarm. Eventually the fire went to multiple alarms. Firefighters from a multi-county area, worked for several hours to contain the fire to the structure of origin. As of the time of this release, it is anticipated firefighters will remain on scene for several days.

The Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association is assisting the occupants. No injuries to civilians, firefighters or domestic animals were reported.

Agencies Responding included:

Pennington County 911, Custer County Communications, Winner Police Department Dispatch, Wall Volunteer Fire Department, Wall Ambulance Service, Interior Volunteer Fire Department, Quinn Volunteer Fire Department, New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department, Wasta Volunteer Fire Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department, Piedmont Fire and Ambulance Service, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department, Rapid City Fire Department, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department, Doty Volunteer Fire Department, Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department, Battle Creek Fire Department, Fairburn Volunteer Fire Department, Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department, Phillip Volunteer Fire Department, Kadoka Volunteer Fire Department, Scenic Volunteer Fire Department, Ellsworth Airforce Base Fire Department, Custer Volunteer Fire Department, Rochford Volunteer partment, Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department, South Dakota State Fire Marshall’s office, West River Electrical Cooperative, the City of Wall and the Black Hills Fire Chaplains Association.

Fire photo courtesy of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department and the Wasta Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire photo courtesy of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department and the Wasta Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire photo courtesy of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department and the Wasta Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire photo courtesy of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department and the Wasta Volunteer Fire Department.

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