SF Family Displaced Following House Fire
by KDLT News
April 27, 2013 2:01 PM
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire on East 24th Street shortly before 10:30 on Friday night.
Initial reports indicated that there could be as many as three occupants trapped inside the residence. The first unit on scene reported that flames were visible several feet above the rooftop of the one story home. They confirmed that everyone had escaped from the building.
The main body of fire was concentrated in the garage on the east side of the home. A minivan and the belongings stored in the garage were destroyed but firefighters were able to control the blaze before it extended into the living area.
Extinguishment took approximately twenty minutes and firefighters continued to deal with hot spots for another hour. Two firefighters remained on scene over night to ensure that the fire did not rekindle.
The three people residing in the home were displaced due to smoke damage. They received temporary housing assistance from the Red Cross.
An investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the fire. SFFR reminds parents to have an escape plan and to practice it with your children.