House Trailer Destroyed by Fire on Highway 16 West in Custer Tuesday Evening

By Herb Ryan
December 21, 2016

Custer, SD – A  house trailer was destroyed Tuesday evening December 20, 2016 in the trailer park at 11967 Highway 16 West. The fire was reported around 8:00 pm with fire units responding from Custer and mutual aid from Pringle and Argyle Fire Departments. The owner of the trailer was transported to Custer Regional Hospital. The origin of the fire is unknown at this time.
On Wednesday afternoon around 4:15 pm, a resident in an adjoining trailer reported smoke coming from the destroyed trailer. An engine from Custer Fire Department responded, searched the trailer for smoke and reported they had found the fire source and it was extinguished.

 

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Custer Volunteer fire department member Landon Wiley and 2nd Chief Bill Bell prepare to extinguish a smoldering fire in a trailer Wednesday, December 20, 2016 on Highway 16 West in Custer.The trailer was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening December 20, 2016 Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A partial view of the trailer that was destroyed by fire Tuesday, December 20, 2016 on Highway 16 West of Custer. Members of Custer Volunteer Fire Department returned Wednesday afternoon, December 21, 2016 to extinguish a smoldering fire in the trailer. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Custer Fire Department 2nd Chief Bill Bell searches for points of ignition Wednesday afternoon December 21, 2016  in a trailer that was destroyed by fire Tuesday, December 20, 2016 on Highway 16 West of Custer. Members of Custer Volunteer Fire Department returned Wednesday, December 21, 2016 afternoon to extinguish a smoldering fire in the trailer. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Custer Fire Department 2nd Chief Bill Bell streams water on a smouldering fire Wednesday afternoon December 21, 2016  in a trailer that was destroyed by fire Tuesday, December 20, 2016 on Highway 16 West of Custer. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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