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Monday Night Fire Destroys 3 Downtown Hot Springs Businesses

Photo courtesy of Joni Burgess

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – Hot Springs Mayor George Kotti says three businesses in the city’s downtown historic district were destroyed in a fire last night.

There were no injuries from the blaze in the sandstone facade 300 block of River Street that claimed The Vault restaurant, China Buffet, and the Quilt Shop as well apartments attached to the Quilt Shop.

Fall River Emergency Management.Director Frank Maynard says the fire began in The Vault and spread from there with the first fire call going out about 8:30.

Multiple agencies responded and the South Dakota Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate the massive fire.