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Firefighters Battled Fire, Cold To Save Coliseum In 1973

January 6, 2014, 12:49 PM

Firefighters Battled Fire, Cold To Save Coliseum In 1973
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Sioux Falls firefighters have to respond to emergency calls no matter the temperature.

On Monday morning, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews were called to a home near 12th Street and Bahnson Avenue.  Firefighters quickly put out the fire burning over a patio and the deck attached to the house.  Crews remained on scene for several hours, removing smoldering insulation. 

At the end of 1973, crews fought a large fire at the Sioux Falls Coliseum in downtown when it was 12 degrees below zero.

Their efforts, and a thick fire wall, kept the fire from getting to the auditorium in the building.  But the fire did force the cancellation of the Sioux Empire Farm Show that year.

Watch a report on the fire by Jim Burt by clicking on the attached video player.

 

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