Man injured in trailer fire

Spearfish firefighters enter a trailer on Roughlock Lane Wednesday morning to fire a fire. One man was injured in the blaze. Pioneer photo by Mark Watson

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m.

SPEARFISH — The man who was burned in a trailer fire Wednesday morning has died.

According to a prepared statement by the Spearfish Fire Department, he was the lone occupant in the trailer.

He was transported to Spearfish Regional Hospital and then transported to a trauma center in Greeley, Colo., where he died of his injuries.

See Thursday’s Black Hills Pioneer for further information

SPEARFISH — At least one individual was injured Wednesday morning in a trailer fire in Spearfish.

Shortly before 7 a.m., Spearfish firefighters responded to a report of the fire in a trailer on Roughlock Lane.

Upon their arrival they found an adult male outside the trailer with burns over various parts of his body.

Dark smoke was flowing lightly from the trailer. As members of the Spearfish Ambulance Service tended to the injured man, firefighters began their attack on the fire. It appeared as if they were extinguishing it in various parts of the trailer.

Neighbor Chad Kaiser said he heard pounding on the trailer. When he looked outside, someone was knocking loudly on the trailer door and then the injured man ran out of the trailer with parts of his clothing smoking.

The man was transported to Spearfish Regional Hospital for treatment. It is believed he was also transported via Life Flight to another hospital. The extent of his injuries is not immediately known, nor is the cause of the fire.

Agencies responding included the Spearfish Fire Department, Spearfish Police Department, Spearfish Ambulance Service, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and Lawrence County Emergency Management.

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