Chief Firefighter Josh Kogel Identified as Casualty in Huron, South Dakota Fire

Josh Kogel, the dedicated chief firefighter of Cavour, tragically lost his life while combating a fire in Huron on Monday.

At 48 years old, Kogel had served as a firefighter for more than two decades, leaving behind a family of two children and two stepchildren.

The incident occurred when he suffered a medical emergency during the firefighting operation.

The fire, which raged in scorching 100-degree temperatures, resulted in the complete destruction of three buildings at Hurd Alignment & Service.

Multiple agencies responded to the emergency, and NorthWestern Energy had to cut off power to the South Dakota State Fairgrounds due to a fire west of Huron.