Firefighters from the Black Hills, and indeed from across the nation,
are mourning the loss of one of their own after David "Dave" Ruhl of
Rapid City was killed battling a wildfire in California on Thursday.
38, was a firefighter with the Black Hill National Forest who died
while scouting a fire site late Thursday. Ruhl leaves behind a wife and
two children in Rapid City, according to the U.S. Forest Service.