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Apartment fire at 736 South First Avenue


SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at approximately 7 a.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire at 736 South First Avenue, Apt. 3.

First-arriving units found an apartment building that had smoke coming from the southeast corner of the second floor. The fire was under control in approximately five minutes. The fire was contained to the apartment. The apartment sustained moderate fire damage.

The residents had evacuated the structure prior to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue arriving on scene. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. One dog was still in the structure but did not sustain any injuries. The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist residents.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with two support vehicles, four fire trucks, and 19 firefighters. The apartment building did not have a building sprinkler system. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue would like to remind residents to discuss a home escape plan with family members.

For more information from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, visit www.siouxfalls.org/fire or follow us on facebook.com/siouxfallsfire or twitter.com/siouxfallsfire.