No injuries reported after Sioux Falls apartment fire Wednesday

After confirming that nobody remained in the structure, crews extinguished the flames in roughly 20 minutes.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue provides fire and ambulatory services to the Sioux Falls area.
Contributed / City of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS — No injuries were reported Wednesday after fire crews in Sioux Falls extinguished a fire in the basement of an apartment building.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the 2600 block of South Duluth Avenue for a report that smoke was billowing from the window of a multi-unit apartment building.

Crews entered the building and confirmed that nobody remained in the apartment, and found the fire in the basement.

The flames were contained to one room by 19 firefighters from five trucks, and were extinguished in roughly 20 minutes. A fire investigator found the building had no sprinkler system and has launched an investigation to determine the cause.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was assisted in their response by Patient Care Plus EMS, the Sioux Falls Police Department, Metro Communications, MidAmerican Energy and Xcel Energy.


Metro Communications, Sioux Falls PD, PCEMS Ambulance, MidAmerican Energy, and Xcel Energy.

The apartment fire was the first of two fires reported in Sioux Falls on Wednesday. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue gave no indication that either of the fires appear connected.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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