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
KDLT

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.

Full story: Two dead, including firefighter in Brandon house fire

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