Man killed in Sunday house fire

Fire crews remained on the scene of a fatal Belle Fourche house fire Monday morning. The fire began early Sunday evening. Pioneer photo by Lacey Peterson

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BELLE FOURCHE — A man was killed Sunday evening in a house fire in Belle Fourche.

Butte County Sheriff Fred Lamphere said emergency crews responded to a report of a house on fire at 5:41 p.m. on Prairie Hills Road about a half-mile west of Highway 85.

The person who reported the fire apparently removed the 77-year-old man from the house, and law enforcement and medical crews performed CPR on him until he was transported to Spearfish Monument Hospital where he died.

Lamphere said that when the Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in fire. He said the cause of the blaze is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.

The Spearfish, and Nisland/Arpan fire departments assisted with the call.

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