KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Mitchell Hit Hard By Fires; Damage Costs Top $1.3M



Bookmark and Share

The southeast South Dakota town of Mitchell is reeling from a string of unrelated fires that have so far killed two people and caused more than $1.3 million in damage.
 
Fire officials say that through August, the damage estimates are up by more than five times last year's total of about $250,000. In the same time period, the total number of fires has eclipsed all of last year's - 62 to 57.
 
Those numbers don't include September's tallies, when two more homes were destroyed.
 
Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris says it's "an unusual trend."
 
Officials say there's no common link among the blazes. The city's fire division is giving away 270 smoke detectors at the city's Walmart from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 13.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

The Daily Scoop: 12-29-14  story with video

Man admits to hacking Xbox and PlayStation systems A self-proclaimed hacker in Finland says he is ...

SF Home Receives Minor Damage After Fire

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue spent part of Sunday night battling a house fire on ...

Hearings Set In SD On Proposed Pipeline

South Dakota regulators have scheduled public meetings next month on a proposed pipeline ...

Comment Period For Elk Mgmt Plan Extended  Dec. 29

Update: Man Charged With Killing SF Woman  Dec. 29

SF Sets New Building Permit Record: $610M  story with video  Dec. 28

Woman Gets DUI In Hamlin Co. Crash  Dec. 28

Search Resumes For AirAsia Jet  Dec. 28

High Demand For Gift Cards During Holidays   story with video  Dec. 28

Update: SF Police Investigate Armed Robbery  Dec. 28

Family Says Hartford Man Died From Flu  Dec. 28

Walmart Buys Unused & Unredeemed Gift Cards  Dec. 28

Data: Iowa School Buses Flagged For Safety Issues  Dec. 28

South Dakota Stores See Sales Spike From Tax Break  Dec. 28

South Dakota December Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent  Dec. 28

SD State Parks To Host First Day Hikes  Dec. 28

SF Police To Take Underprivileged Children Bowling  Dec. 28

Grants Available For Youth Conservation Education  Dec. 28

Mammoth Site Scientists Help Study Rare Bison  Dec. 27

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Corson Co. Collision  Dec. 27

KDLT News Archive
     

Family Says Hartford Man Died From Flu

An elementary school counselor from West Central ...

Update: Man Charged With Killing SF Woman

Sioux Falls police say a man has been charged with killing ...

Walmart Buys Unused & Unredeemed Gift Cards

Up to $750 million in gift cards will go unused this ...

Woman Gets DUI In Hamlin Co. Crash  Dec. 28

Update: SF Police Investigate Armed Robbery  Dec. 28

Search Resumes For AirAsia Jet  Dec. 28

SF Sets New Building Permit Record: $610M  story with video  Dec. 28

High Demand For Gift Cards During Holidays   story with video  Dec. 28

KDLT News Archive
     

SDSU's Upset Bid At UNI Falls Short  story with video

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – For the second time in as many games, South Dakota ...

Coyotes Crush Milwaukee  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D. —South Dakota junior guard Casey Kasperbauer made ...

Stampede Shock Sioux City In Shootout  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD—After going over two years without a ...

PARKSTON CLASSIC: Ethan Outlasts Sully Buttes  story with video  Dec. 27

MIKE MILLER CLASSIC: Washington Rolls While Mitchell Falls  story with video  Dec. 27

Stampede Rally Past Fargo In Shootout  story with video  Dec. 27

Skyforce Snap Austin's 10-Game Win Streak  story with video  Dec. 27

ENTRINGER CLASSIC: Madison & Deuel Win Nailbiters  story with video  Dec. 27

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top