Three businesses lost to fire in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — The mayor of Hot Springs says three businesses in the city’s downtown historic district have been lost in a fire.

Mayor George Kotti says the Vault restaurant, China Buffet and Heartsong Quilts were burned in the massive fire.

Officials say the fire began in the Vault restaurant about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Kotti says some apartments attached to the quilt shop also burned, but no one was injured in the blaze.

The businesses with sandstone facades are in the city’s historic district. Hot Springs has a population of about 3,700 and is 57 miles south of Rapid City.