Firefighters rescue two after fire broke out inside Sioux Falls building

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Firefighters were able to rescue several people from a building in central Sioux Falls after a fire broke out inside the structure.

The fire was reported around 12:20 a.m. Thursday at a building on the 600 block of West 11th Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found people hanging outside a window on the second floor of the structure. Crews used a ladder to rescue two people.

Firefighters then entered the building and found a small fire in the stairwell between the second and third floor. They were able to put the fire in about ten minutes

Paramedics treated two people at the scene for smoke inhalation. A third bystander at the scene was also treated. No firefighters were hurt.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

According to Battalion Chief Travis Thom, the building did not have a residential sprinkler system.