Structure Fire—810 North Teal Place
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 810 North Teal Place at approximately 9:14 a.m., Thursday morning, November 9, 2017. Initial reports indicated smoke coming from a mobile home. First-arriving fire crews encountered heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the residence and confirmed all occupants were out of the home. Fire crews entered and located the fire in a bedroom area. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes of the first-arriving fire unit. During a quick search of the home, firefighters located the resident’s pet lizard safe in an aquarium and were able to reconnect it to its owner. The home sustained heavy smoke and heat damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded with four fire apparatus, three support units, and 19 firefighters. SFPD, MidAmerican Energy, Xcel Energy, and the Red Cross also responded to assist. The home did not have a residential sprinkler system. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue reminds residents to make sure to check their smoke detectors on a regular basis for proper function and placement.