LODD: S.D. firefighter dies in overnight house fire
Valley Springs Firefighter Steven Ackerman was found in the basement after being unaccounted for following an evacuation order
Duty Death: Steven Ackerman - [Brandon, South Dakota]
By Rachel Skytta
BRANDON, S.D. — Brandon Police Chief David Kull announced at a press conference Monday morning that two people were killed in the fire, including a firefighter.
The Brandon police report the 37-year-old homeowner David Smith was pronounced dead at a Sioux Falls hospital.
Around 10:30 p.m. fire crews were ordered to evacuate the home. By 11 p.m. a Valley Springs firefighter was reported missing. At 1:30 a.m. the firefighter's body was found in the basement of the home. The firefighter's name is not being released at this time.