Structure Fire—525 North Fairfax Avenue
On June 27, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 525 North Fairfax Avenue. A passerby reported seeing smoke coming from the residence. First-arriving fire crews confirmed there was smoke coming from a window and that all occupants were out of the house. Once Firefighters entered the home, they encountered heat and smoke and found a smoldering fire in a bedroom. The fire was under control in approximately ten minutes after the smoke was reported. The fire was contained to one room, but the home did receive smoke damage throughout. While completing a search of the home, Firefighters did find a family pet that was unable to get out of the house. Red Cross personnel responded to assist the residents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with four fire apparatuses, one support unit, and 17 Firefighters. Sioux Falls Police Department, Sioux Falls Animal Control, Paramedics Plus Ambulance, MidAmerican Energy Company, and Xcel Energy also responded to assist. The home did not have a residential sprinkler system or working smoke detectors. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue reminds residents to have smoke detectors and make sure they are in working order at all times.
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