User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


23° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Investigators Unable To Determine Fire Cause

January 29, 2013, 11:25 AM

Investigators Unable To Determine Fire Cause
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The parents of three children who died in a house fire last month may never know how the fire started.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue investigators say they were able to determine the December 22, 2012, fire started in the living area but the damage was so severe, they cannot determine how it started.

The insurance company provided an electrical engineer to help investigators determine whether the fire was electrical in nature but they were able to rule it out as a cause.

An accelerant-sniffing dog walked through the home twice, once immediately after the fire, and again after officials reinforced the structure and after the house thawed out, and was unable to pick up any scents.

The fire killed siblings six-year-old Alivia Coon, 12-year-old Savannah Coon and 16-year-old Michael Hensley.

Their mother, Rhiannon White, was later arrested on drug charges after officials say tests from her emergency room visit revealed she had meth, ecstasy and marijuana in her system at the time.  Officials say they did not find any drug paraphernalia in the home during their investigation.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Police: Woman Raped At Her Apartment Building

2/5/2016 11:17 AM

The woman told Sioux Falls Police she believes the man followed her into her apartment.

Full Story
Superintendent Cancels School With Video

2/2/2016 1:41 PM

Dr. Donavan DeBoer with the Parker School District posted the cancellation notice on YouTube.

Full Story
Two Arrested On Drug Charges Following Search Of Pipestone Home

2/4/2016 5:20 PM

Two people face charges following a search of a home in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Full Story
$10-15K Worth Of Shoes Stolen From Store

2/1/2016 11:17 AM

At least six Sioux Falls businesses were targeted in a series of weekend burglaries.

Full Story
Police Find Stabbing Victim Inside Vehicle

2/4/2016 6:43 AM

Just before 2:30 a.m., Sioux Falls Police responded to a possible vehicle crash near County Highway 11 and 57th Street.

Full Story


Events