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Man Dies in Rapid City (SD) Brush Fire; Police Investigate

Rapid City SD Fire Rescue

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man has died of smoke inhalation in a brush fire in Rapid City, authorities said.

The victim was discovered when police and firefighters responded to the fire Saturday night, police said Tuesday. The man has not been identified.

The fire broke out in a wooded area just southwest of a commercial building and near the north bank of Rapid Creek. Police say the area is occupied by many homeless people.

Several people were in the area when the fire spread. A witness told police the man didn’t make it out of the fire.

Forensic testing is needed to identify the man due to his serious injuries, officials said.

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