One week later, investigators still can't say what caused fatal Sioux Falls fire
Nearly a week after a fire that killed three Sioux Falls children, Fire Rescue and the Sioux Falls Police Department say they still have been unable to enter the home.
The fire broke out around 8:00 Saturday morning at 1100 North Maine Avenue in Sioux Falls. Crews say when they arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. Two adults were able to make it out of the home. Michael Hensely, 16, Savannah Coon, 12, and Olivia Coon, 6, were found dead in a room on the second floor.
The Sioux Falls Fire Department says the home, initially built in 1900, suffered extensive structural damage from the fire and must be reinforced prior to an interior investigation. An insurance company has hired a private investigation company to examine the fire scene. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and the Sioux Falls Police Department continue to investigate where and how the fire started.