One Person Dies in Structure Fire West of Custer

South Dakota News October 4, 2018


One Person Dies in Structure Fire West of Custer

CUSTER, SD. – On October 1st, approximately 10:47 p.m. the Custer County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a mobile home fire three miles west of Custer. Sheriff Marty Mechaley and Lt. Jeff McGraw were on scene within 5 minutes, but the home was already engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The Custer, Pringle, and Argyle Fire Departments responded and were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to any nearby homes. The owner of the property, 58-year old Richard A. Roberts, was found deceased in the residence. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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