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The wind today actually played a negative factor in an intense house fire on the east side of Sioux Falls.
Fire officials responded to a call for the fire at around 2 this afternoon on 49th Street and Tuscany Court. And nearly two hours later they had the fire under control and almost completely put out.
   
Intense heat and flames, billowing smoke, and a neighborhood full of concern;
This was the scene Saturday afternoon. A scene no one fully understood yet.

"As soon as we get the hot spots extinguished we'll go in to the house and do and investigation to try and figure out the origin or cause of the fire,” said John Wagner, Fire Inspector,

Officials say one son was home when it started. He heard a pop, and went to the garage to investigate. When he saw the flames, he ran from the house and called 911.

"The fire spread rapidly and as you can see the house is severely damaged, probably totaled out by the time we get a chance to look inside,” said Wagner.

Fire officials say the wind didn't help. Neighbors tell us they had to stomp out flaming debris that landed on their lawns, and fire fighters made sure to douse nearby homes with water so the fire wouldn't spread further.

"It makes the firefighting effort a little harder because firefighters are fighting the wind,” said Wagner.

But they soon got it under control, and all the family could do is watch.

"We try and find out what caused the fire and try to get these people back into their home as soon as possible,” Wagner said.

Right now, the Red Cross, neighbors, and friends are doing what they can to make sure the family has a place to stay, and a plan for the future.
The family tells us they want to thank everyone standing by them in this hard time.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.
No one was injured in the fire, and the family's dog also made it out safely.
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