NEW: Early morning fire destroys home in Brookings County

February 2, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Fire has destroyed a home in the Brookings County town of Bushnell.

The sheriff’s office says fire crews from Aurora, Bruce, Brookings, Elkton, White, Volga and Sinai were dispatched to the home on Railroad Avenue in Bushnell a few minutes after midnight this (Thursday) morning.

They arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames.

The home is a complete loss. Damage is estimated at $35,000.

One resident was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Red Cross officials lined up temporary assistance for the residents of the home.

No word yet on the how the fire started.