Firefighter, homeowner die in blaze near Rapid City

September 8, 2018

TILFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a firefighter and a homeowner killed in a structure fire in western South Dakota.

Rapid City Fire Lt. Jim Bussell tells KBHB radio that 43-year-old firefighter David Fischer of Sturgis died after he was hit by a piece of propane tank that exploded as a result of the fire Friday afternoon.

Bussell identified the homeowner as 82-year-old Raymond Bachmeier of Tilford. Backmeier’s remains were found Saturday.

A Meade County sheriff’s deputy also suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the fire.

The cause of the blaze is unknown.


Information from: KBHB-AM, http://www.kbhbradio.com

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