Structure Fire—3701 East Tenth Street
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at Car Swap at 3701 East Tenth Street.
First-arriving crews confirmed a working structure fire with smoke and flames coming from an exterior sign and the façade it was attached to. Crews initially set up for an exterior attack of the fire with hand lines from the ground and after setting up the aerial apparatus, utilized the water tower to attack the fire from above using a master stream. Simultaneously, another crew made entry and found extension into the ceiling inside the building. The extension inside the building was quickly extinguished. After approximately 15 minutes, the fire was reduced to several hidden spots inside the façade holding the exterior sign. Crews performed overhaul operations to locate, expose, and extinguish any hidden hot spots and to assist with the investigation of fire origin.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with 4 fire trucks, 3 support vehicles, and 19 fire personnel. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was assisted on scene by the Sioux Falls Police Department, Paramedics Plus, MidAmerican Energy, and Xcel Energy.
There was no one in the building at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The fire is under investigation by Sioux Falls Fire Prevention.
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.