Crews are responding to a house fire in downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a call Sunday afternoon after receiving reports of smoke coming from inside a home.

When crews arrived at the home on Nesmith Avenue North, they confirmed reports and declared a working structure fire. Everyone in the home was evacuated before crews arrived, and units were able to extinguish the fire on the main level and upstairs of the home within five minutes.

No civilians or firefighters were injured.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with seven fire engines, one command vehicle, 26 firefighters and 1 battalion chief. The fire is currently under investigation and the home did not have a sprinkler system. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was assisted at the scene by the Sioux Falls Police Department, PCEMS, American Red Cross, Xcel Energy and MidAmerican Energy.

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