UPDATED at: 1:09 p.m. CT:
CUSTER STATE PARK, SD (KELO) — Authorities have released more information on the fire at Sylvan Lake Lodge. The Custer Volunteer Fire Department says the fire was contained to the structure of the origin.
Firefighters from two states and multiple counties responded to the fire. Two firefighters received minor injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Custer Volunteer Fire Department released the photos below.
Firefighters in the Black Hills have been battling a fire at a popular tourist destination in Custer State Park.
The Fire broke out at the Sylvan Lake Lodge Saturday night. Crews from several departments remained at the scene throughout the night and into the morning.
Local authorities have been urging the public to avoid the area. The fire was still considered active as of midnight.
We don’t know yet about the extent of damage to the building, or the cause. There’s also no word yet on whether there are any injuries.
The Sylvan Lake Lodge was built during the 1930’s, funded, in part, through Depression-era New Deal programs. A wing was added to the lodge in 1991.