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Sioux Falls Woman, Family Dog Killed in Overnight House Fire

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says a woman and the family dog were killed in a house fire overnight. Fire crews responded to the two-story home at 5717 W. 15th Street around 11:50 p.m. When firefighters arrived, bystanders reported someone was trapped upstairs along with a family pet. Crews were able to make entry through the front door and…

Nearly Complete Senior Living Facility Goes Up in Flames

Rock Valley emergency crews respond to early morning fire at newly constructed complex

RiverView Ridge shared this photo on its Facebook page to update everyone on the status of the fire.RiverView Ridge Senior Living was preparing to open in a matter of days. The Rock Valley, Iowa complex had been under construction, according to its website, since late 2017 and was set to fill a huge need in the community in regard to…

One Person Found In Burning Mobile Home

SIOUX FALLS, SD – One person was rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening after a mobile home caught fire in Sioux Falls. Firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the fire on West 14th Place, just off West 12th Street near I-29.  They found a man inside who was no longer breathing.  They performed CPR and took him…

A Look Back at the Crooks Christmas Fire

CROOKS, S.D. – Two years ago, a Christmas day fire caused “a total loss” in Crooks. Two hog barns burnt to the ground. Now, the scene looks a lot different. It started out as a typical Christmas day for Crooks Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Harstad. “We were at my brother’s house,” said Harstad. “We had all my family there….

Church Continues Nightly Holiday Services After Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tonight, a historic Sioux Falls church is rebuilding after catching fire. The news comes right before the holidays. However, no one is letting this kill the Christmas spirit. It’s a church that’s stood for nearly a century, usually filled with cheery church-goers, but in the blink of an eye, surrounded by firefighters. These first responders found…

Marshall Community Feeds Firefighters After Large Building Burns

MARSHALL, M.N. – The community of Marshall, Minnesota is coming together after a fire burned down one of the largest buildings in town, which housed the school buses. While firefighters say the fire was massive, so was the community’s response. “It’s been in the community for a very, very long time, so our heart breaks,” said Quentin Brunsvold, the Marshall…

No Injuries Reported In Lake Preston Fire

Courtesy: Lake Preston Volunteer Fire Dept.LAKE PRESTON, SD – A manufacturing business could be shut down for a while after a fire Wednesday morning. The fire broke out at 21st Century Manufacturing around 8 a.m. Fire crews had it contained by noon. Authorities said it started when a machine caught on fire, and grew quickly due to an oil lubricant….

No Injuries Reported in Morning House Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  No one was injured after a house caught fire Saturday morning. Just before 10 a.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue headed to a report of a structure fire at 1825 South Summit Avenue. According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the first crew reported smoke emerging from the front of the house.  Crews found a small fire in…

Driver Lucky to Escape Burning Semi

The driver of a semi parked overnight at Love’s Travel Stop on North Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls was sincerely fortunate to escape his burning semi early Monday morning. The smoke from an engine fire was already thick in the cab when he woke. He said it was hard to see or breathe, but he realized quickly what was happening…

Driver Not Injured In Semi Truck Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nobody is hurt after a semi went up in flames. Around Midnight on Saturday morning, officers responded to a car fire on I-29 south. A semi truck had burst into flames. The driver was not hurt and nobody else was involved. It’s unclear what the start was or what was being hauled. Multiple agencies responded, such…

Manhunt Leads To Hartford Fire, Three Arrests

HARTFORD, S.D. – We’re learning the latest about Tuesday night’s fire in Hartford. It’s what law enforcement is calling a “fugitive apprehension gone wrong.” However, this isn’t one suspect’s first run-in with the law. It’s a shocking scene – sky high flames and flashing lights disrupting a peaceful summer night. Law enforcement says Tuesday night allegedly started with this man…

Red Cross Helping Sioux Falls Family Displaced by Fire

Blaze appears to have started in basement

At 6:19 p.m. Tuesday evening, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a basement fire at 1212 S Western Avenue in a single family home. First arriving crews reported moderate smoke within the structure of a residential home. Residents reported the fire started in the basement and the first-in crew made entry into the basement reporting moderate heat…

“It’s really terrifying.” Several Pets Die in Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Several families are homeless tonight after a building caught fire early Tuesday morning in downtown Sioux Falls. Fire Rescue says it had the fire under control within 15 minutes. KDLT’s Allison Royal explains why no one was hurt, but not everyone made it out alive. “It’s really terrifying when you see it that close to home,”…

Sioux Falls Residents Use App to Help Save Lives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Experts say in the United States someone dies every two minutes from cardiac arrest. The Sioux Falls Fire Department says by residents downloading an app they have the potential to save someone’s life. It’s already making a difference in Sioux Falls. The app Pulse Point allows residents to help out in public places until emergency services get…

Explosion Witness: “The Whole Building Would Shake.”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – ATF, The South Dakota State Fire Marshal, and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue are investigating a fire and explosions at an industrial factory. On Thursday, you could see smoke throughout Sioux Falls. Many marked themselves “safe” on Facebook to let family and friends know they were okay. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says they haven’t seen an event…

UPDATE: Propane Filling Station Fire Sets Off Gas Tank Explosions

Cause of fire still under investigation

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Several explosions and a huge fireball made for a scary scene in northwest Sioux Falls Thursday evening.  The incident was caught on cellphone footage by several witnesses. Crews responded to A-OX Welding Supply Company on North Harlem Avenue just after 5 p.m.  As of 9 p.m. Thursday, most of the fire was contained, but firefighters will…

Arson Suspected in Nites Inn Motel Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was a quiet night at the Nites Inn Motel until a fire broke out in one of the rooms around 3:45 a.m. Fortunately no one was hurt, but inspectors believe this was no accident. “The fire investigators and then the arson detectives will work together to figure out how the fire started,” said Public Information Officer…