Structure Fire—219 South Prairie Avenue
At 1:18 p.m. on Monday afternoon, January 22, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 219 South Prairie Avenue.
First-arriving crews reported smoke from the roof vents and from a second story window in a residential home. Crews made entry and found the fire had burned through from a bathroom on the first floor extending into the second story. Two entry crews working from each level were able to bring the fire under control within 15 minutes. Another crew provided vertical ventilation of the structure by opening the roof utilizing an aerial apparatus. Crews remained on scene for several hours performing overhaul operations and assisting with the investigation of fire origin.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with four fire trucks, five support vehicles, and 27 firefighters. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was assisted on scene by the Sioux Falls Police Department, Paramedics Plus ambulance, Xcel Energy, MidAmerican Energy, and the American Red Cross.
There was no one home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The fire is under investigation and the home will be uninhabitable until repairs have been made.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue would remind residents to test their smoke detectors monthly, check the detector’s expiration date, and have an evacuation plan in place for your family.