Dog helps man escape house fire near Milbank

April 23, 2024

MILBANK, S.D.–A man was able to safely evacuate from a house fire near Milbank on Sunday thanks to his dog.

According to Grant County Emergency Management, Milbank Fire was dispatched to 151st Street at 12:40 a.m. Sunday for a house fire.

One male occupant in the home was awakened by his dog, which allowed him to safely exit.

No injuries were reported, but the house suffered major fire, smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.