A late-night fire at a multi-family house in Rapid City has killed a woman and her three grandchildren.
The Rapid City Fire Department says the fire that broke out shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday killed 51-year-old Marcia Rock, 9-year-old Thomas Rosado, 5-year-old Dustin Rosado and 3-year-old Marquez Hawkwing.
Rock was pronounced dead at the scene, and the three children were pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Authorities say early indications indicate human actions may have contributed to the cause of the fire. Lt. Brent Long says the investigation continues and will be a slow-moving process to make sure the cause is confirmed.
The American Red Cross helped 17 displaced people find a place to stay for the night. As many as 21 people may have been living in the home.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Hy-Vee Announces Updates To Sioux Falls Stores
- 2.Recalls, General
Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles For Power Steering Problem
- 3.Your Money Matters
Flights Cut/Airfares Rise Out of Sioux Falls
Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones To Crash
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
Women's Clothier Torrid Coming To Empire Mall
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bagels Opening SF Location
- 7.Your Money Matters
Changing Face Of 41st Street
Sioux Falls Ranked As Top City For College Grads
- 9.Your Money Matters
Fewer Flights Lead To Higher Prices
- 10.Health Care
Med-Star Settling Into New Location