UPDATE: Three Victims Of Rapid City Mobile Home Fire Died From Smoke
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – UPDATE: Preliminary autopsy results indicate that three people who were killed in a mobile home fire in Rapid City died of smoke inhalation.
The blaze occurred Friday. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Rapid City Police Department are still working to positively identify the three victims. Officials said earlier that at least two of them appeared to be adults.
The cause of the fire also remains under investigation.
Officials say multiple people are unaccounted in a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Rapid City.
Fire Lt. Jim Bussell would not specify how many individuals are missing. Bussell would only say multiple people were believed to be in the home when fire broke out early Friday.
Bussell says firefighters are moving slowly in a search of the home because of concerns about the stability of the structure. The fire damaged a second home at the B & J Mobile Home Park and ignited a small grass fire.
Firefighters say they found the mobile home engulfed in flames when they arrived about 5 a.m.