SOUTH DAKOTA – MAYDAY DECLARED AT RURAL TODD COUNTY STRUCTURE FIRE

At approximately 9:23 AM on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, Mission Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched for a report of a structure fire in the Hidden Timber area in southeastern Todd County after a homeowner reported that their house was on fire. The first units arrived and found a working structure fire in a residential dwelling with smoke and fire showing.
Crews made entry for an offensive interior attack and encountered a heavy smoke and fire condition. At this time, one firefighter partially fell through the floor into the basement and a mayday was declared. The firefighter was able to be rescued and no injuries were reported. Due to worsening fire conditions, crews switched to a defensive fire attack and the structure was a total loss.