RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died of smoke inhalation in a brush fire in Rapid City. The victim was discovered when police and firefighters responded to the fire Saturday night. The man has not been identified.
The fire broke out in a wooded area just southwest of a commercial building and near the north bank of Rapid Creek. Police say the area is occupied by many homeless people. Several people were in the area when the fire spread. A witness told police the man didn’t make it out of the fire. Forensic testing is needed to identify the man due to his serious injuries.