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Posted on August 5, 2022 at 8:05 AM by Michelle Delaney
Structure Fire Occurred: 8/4/2022 11:00AM Location: 196th St west of 471st Ave
On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Brookings County Emergency Management, Estelline Fire Department, Brookings Fire Department, Aurora Fire Department, Bruce Fire Department, Volga Fire Department, White Fire Department and Toronto Fire Department responded to the above location for a barn on fire with animals inside. Upon arrival, crews found the structure along with round hay bales were completely engulfed by flames. The fire was extinguished by the responding fire departments. Once extinguished, it was confirmed the horses and cattle escaped the barn, however five goats, twelve chickens and ten cats died in the fire. Fire crews were on scene for approx. three hours. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. Damage from the fire is estimated at $48,920. This incident remains under investigation by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott SebringAssistant SheriffBrookings County Sheriff’s Office315 7th AveBrookings, SD 57006605-696-8300