An apartment complex garage unit is heavily damaged following an early morning fire in Pierre.
Pierre Fire Department Captain Byron Caauwe says firefighters responded to the 400 block of South Central Avenue just after midnight. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire from an alley located almost directly behind the Pierre Fire Department headquarters at Station One.
A resident told firefighters their dog was in one of the attached garage stalls. Firefighters found the dog and got it out. After CPR, the dog was returned to its owner.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Caauwe says it appears accidental and is not considered to be suspicious at this time.