Fire taking place in Black Hawk Thursday

BLACK HAWK, S.D.(KBHB) – Fire departments from around the area responded to a large structure fire off Sturgis Road in Black Hawk Thursday afternoon.

The three alarm fire began at Riss & Associates Cabinets and Casework and spread to a neighboring building; Cameron Ashley Products.

It brought in firefighters from several communities as they battled very windy conditions.

The fire led to the temporary closure of Sturgis Road on both sides of the county line.

It was reported shortly after noon, and thick, black smoke along with visible flame was coming from the building as firefighters arrived.

It led to some downed power lines and evacuations along Saratoga Drive.

Jerome Harvey with the Pennington County Fire Service says firefighters had their work cut out for them.

Fire crews remained on scene of the fire overnight, watching for hot spots.

The fire’s cause was under investigation.