Thick, black smoke can be seen from our Skycam at about 6:40 am.
Photo courtesy: Nicole Machart-Reuwsaat
Some Sioux Falls residents are without a home and a few cars, Thursday after a fire broke out at a home near 50th Street and Holbrook Avenue shortly after 6:00 a.m.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Steve Fessler told KSFY News four crews arrived on scene with about 19 firefighters. It took crews 30 minutes to knock down the flames. The house is a total loss. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Inspectors will remain on-scene to determine how and where exactly the fire started.
Once the fire broke out, neighbors tell KSFY it was a passerby who spotted the flames and tried to notify the people inside. All three people who were inside managed to get out safely, according to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. A cat did not survive. It is not confirmed whether or not there were working smoke detectors or alarms inside.
A neighbor told KSFY News Reporter Courtney Collen on the scene they heard loud popping which turned out to be car tires popping. Three cars were parked in front of the garage and were ruined.
Crews had shut down several blocks of Holbrook Avenue while firefighters were surrounding the home.
Stick with KSFY News as we learn more about this fire.