Box Elder fire causes 60 foot high smoke column

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On Monday four people and two pets escaped a house fire in Box Elder.

The call came in around 2:30 in the afternoon.

Pennington County Fire says the smoke column was easily 60 or 70 feet up in the air, making it visible from the west side of town.

Neighbors say the flames were a foot or two high.

Red Cross was on the scene and emergency personnel were still assessing everyone's injuries.

"Just want to remind everybody to check your smoke detectors and exit drills in the home. Know two ways out of every room in your home. Smoke detector goes off, detect a fire, get out of the house. Let the fire department and the responders deal with it. Get away from it," Jerome Harvey said, administrator, Pennington County Fire.

Harvey says there were about 30 firefighters and law enforcement officers on scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

****This story was corrected at 9:18pm on June 25, 2018****