ROCKERVILLE | One person suffered minor injuries in a Sunday evening garage fire, according to officials, as firefighters battled two separate fires in sub-zero temperatures.
A news release from the Pennington County fire service says the fire started just before 4:30 p.m. in a residential garage at 23822 Golden Hills Drive in Rockerville, a small unincorporated community about 13 miles southwest of Rapid City.
According to officials, a civilian was hurt, but treated and released at the scene.
The fire caused extensive damage to the garage, destroying tools, a tractor and vehicles located inside of and next to the structure, but firefighters stopping the fire from spreading.
The cause is under investigation.
Earlier in the afternoon, firefighters battled a house fire just after noon at 4769 Anderson Road in Rapid Valley, another unincorporated community in Pennington County.
Six people live in the house, which was heavily damaged by the fire, according to officials. The regional American Red Cross is helping the home's residents.
Officials described it as a "wind-driven fire," which threatened adjacent homes before firefighters successfully contained the blaze. No other structures were damaged, and no one was hurt.
A cause is under investigation.
Officials had to battle the elements as well, citing wind chill temperatures that ranged from minus 5 to minus 15 degrees at both scenes.
It was a busy weekend for firefighters in Pennington County; along with Sunday's fires, officials battled a Saturday fire that destroyed a maintenance shop in Black Hawk.