Structure Fire—3312 West Mulberry Street
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 4:42 p.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 3312 West Mulberry Street. Initial reports indicated there were smoke and flames visible and one occupant was still in the basement. One occupant was woken up by the smoke detectors and was able to evacuate prior to fire department arrival. The first-arriving fire crew confirmed there were smoke and flames from the single-story single-family home. Additional crews arrived on scene immediately and were able to put the fire under control within five minutes. Crews entered the home and confirmed there were no other occupants inside the structure. The other suspected occupant was an adult that had left the scene prior to fire department arrival. The structure sustained fire damage to the basement and exterior of the home as well as heavy smoke damage to the main floor. There were two occupants displaced from the fire. No injuries were reported from either occupants or responders. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with five apparatuses, four support vehicles, and 23 Firefighters. Assistance was provided by Metro Communications, Sioux Falls Police Department, MidAmerican Energy, Xcel Energy, and the Red Cross.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone that working smoke detectors save lives!