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March 13, 2018 07:39 AM

One Person Hurt In Apartment Fire

Sioux Falls

Photos Courtesy: Keith Allen

One person was hurt in an overnight apartment fire in a west Sioux Falls neighborhood.

Just before 10 p.m. Monday, firefighters were called to an apartment fire at 3200 S. Theodore Avenue near West 41st Street and Sertoma Avenue. First responders found water and heavy smoke coming from a third-story apartment and rescued one person still inside. They were transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

The building's sprinkler system had activated and contained the fire to the room where it started. According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the apartment sustained heavy water damage as well as moderate damage from smoke. Other rooms on the third floor received light smoke damage, while water damage was limited to six apartments across three floors.

After searching the building and evacuating residents, fire crews remained at the scene for about 3 hours to ventilate smoke.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire Rescue responded with four fire trucks, three support vehicles and 20 firefighters. Sioux Falls Police, Sioux Area Metro, Paramedics Plus Ambulance, and the American Red Cross assisted at the scene.
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