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40 year old Sioux Falls woman dies in house fire

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Sioux Falls Police say a forty year old woman died in a house fire on South Saint Paul Avenue early this morning.

     Officer Sam Clemens says police saw smoke coming from the home around 1:30 this morning.  He says a couple of officers were able to see a woman in the front door.  They pulled her from the home and tried to resuscitate her.  Their efforts failed and the woman was pronounced dead on scene by ambulance personnel.

     Clemens says the victim’s name has not been released

     Fire/Rescue had the flames on the main floor under control in about fifteen minutes.  Clemens says the victim is the mother of two boys and two girls ranging in age from five to 17 years.  They were not at home during the fire

      Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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