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.


50° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

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

 

Authorities Investigate Sisseton Fire

October 3, 2012, 6:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Authorities Investigate Sisseton Fire
SISSETON, SD -

Authorities are still investigating a fire in a wooded area of Sisseton where neighbors say homeless people camp.

Charred remains and evidence of an investigation are all that are left of a fire that swept through the grove of trees Tuesday. As authorities were fighting the fire, they were evacuating nearby homes as well.

"The wind was pretty strong so it really pushed it pretty fast," Harold Bernard said.

Bernard, who lives near the trees, left with his family but some of his neighbors stayed, spraying the area near their homes with garden hoses.

A witness who lives next to the grove of trees where the fire spread says authorities were trying to resuscitate a man lying between the tree grove and a nearby cornfield.

Neighbors said homeless people had set up camp in those trees and were living there in tents. They also said investigators from the local to federal level have been looking for any potential witnesses.

"They were going through, coming through the housing and asking questions about if anybody had seen anything suspicious or if we heard anything unusual," Bernard said.

Bernard couldn't provide them with much beyond seeing the flames spread and smoke billow. One of his neighbors took video of the investigators looking for answers. Now those in the tribal housing development near Sisseton are the ones waiting for answers.

In addition to Sisseton firefighters, witnesses say a farmer was working up ground between the flames and nearby cornfield.
 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Highway Investigating Cause Of Concrete Truck Crash

4/22/2015 9:39 AM

The South Dakota Highway Patrol said a Concrete Materials truck left the road for unknown reasons.

Full Story
Missouri Parents Guilty Of Caging Autistic Son

4/18/2015 2:06 PM

A St. Louis-area husband and wife have been found guilty of child endangerment for putting their autistic son in a makeshift cage.

Full Story
Body Found In Lake Is Identified

4/20/2015 6:40 AM

Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a central Iowa lake.

Full Story
Teens Bruising Lips To Mimic Kylie Jenner

4/21/2015 9:52 AM

Across Instagram and Twitter, users are posting photos of puffed up lips after sucking on the end of bottles.

Full Story
Native American Actors Walk Off Adam Sandler Movie Set

4/24/2015 11:30 AM

Loren Anthony is one of nearly a dozen actors who walked off Adam Sandler's "Ridiculous Six" movie set on Thursday, which is filming in ...

Full Story


Events