No injuries reported in Sunday morning house fire in southern Harrisburg
Fire crews from Harrisburg, Tea and Sioux Falls responded to the fire, which family of the homeowners say was a total loss.
HARRISBURG — No injuries were reported after a house caught fire early Sunday morning in southern Harrisburg.
At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, fire crews in Harrisburg were called to the 700 block of Lois Lane, on the city's south end, for a report of a structure fire. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported that the home was engulfed in flames before crews arrived.
In a Facebook post, Michelle Thorne, a relative of the homeowner, said that the home was only occupied by two dogs at the time of the fire, both of which managed to escape the home. The pets were later found safe.
Thorne said the home was a total loss, and that the family is in need of clothes, personal hygiene items, bedding, blankets and more. A GoFundMe has been started to raise monetary donations, as well. As of Sunday afternoon, the page had already raised roughly $1,000.
The Harrisburg Fire Department was assisted in their response by first responders from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Tea Fire and Police Departments, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Emergency Management and Patient Care EMS.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.