Authorities say the man who died in a fire at a St. Charles motel was from South Dakota.
Police say 47-year-old Vincent Edward Wright, of Avon, had checked into the Downtown Motel earlier Thursday and was the only one registered to the room. Three other motel guests escaped unharmed when fire broke out about 11 p.m.
St. Charles Fire Chief Lyle Peterson says flames were "through the roof and out the windows" when firefighters arrived. Fire crews left the scene about 3:30 a.m. Friday.
Firefighters were called back about an hour later when the fire reignited. Peterson says five of the motel's 10 rooms were severely damaged or destroyed. The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
Most Popular Today
Sioux Falls Nail Salon Shut Down By SD Cosmetology Commission
- 2.General, Shops
Nail Salon's License Revoked
SD Unclaimed Property Fund Up To $65 Million
- 4.Retail & Restaurants
Sioux Falls To Get Second Five Guys Location
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
Sushi Restaurants Split Up Ownership
- 6.Your Money Matters
IRS Scam Targeting KELOLAND
- 7.Your Money Matters
Consumer Reports Most & Least Reliable Vehicles
Target Brings Back iPad Trade-In Program
- 9.Campaign, Employment
KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Initiated Measure 18
- 10.Retail & Restaurants
Second Kidtopia To Open Friday