Tilford, South Dakota 9/7/18 LODD
FFPG regrets to inform our community that a Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty at a fire and explosion near Tilford yesterday afternoon; one civilian is unaccounted for.
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace brother. pic.twitter.com/JS7T73Bi98
— FFProvingGrounds (@ffprovingground) September 8, 2018
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A firefighter was killed Friday after a propane tank exploded during a fire that spread to multiple structures in Tilford, South Dakota.
One person was killed, one person was injured, and another person is missing after a propane explosion at a Tilford home Friday evening.
A firefighter’s death was confirmed by Rapid City Fire Department Lt. Jim Bussell. He said the firefighter died from injuries sustained while fighting the fire. Specific information about.
The blaze started shortly after 4:00pm Friday on State Street in the Tilford area. Fire crews say they were able to initiate an attack on the fire but were hampered by downed power lines along with the presence of a number of propane tanks in the area, at least one of which exploded.