The house fire on Evans Lane in Spearfish claimed the life of 20-year-old Ryan Ames. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. One other person survived the blaze. Smoke could be seen rising from the ashes of the site 3 days after the fire.

Condolences to the friends and family of Ryan.

This tragic event is a reminder to PLEASE double check your own house to be sure you have fire alarms and other fire safety devices in place.