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Video: South Dakota firefighter killed after propane tank explodes

Fire Friday spread to several structures in Tilford

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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.

Alyssa Hensrud, KNBN-TV:

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.

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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.

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