Building Collapses In Downtown Sioux Falls


4:55 p.m.:   The family of the woman rescued from the building collapse is saying thank you for the support and prayers from the community.

22-year-old Emily Fodness’ family released the following statement: 

“We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for our daughter, Emily, and our family. We are thankful that Emily is in good condition and ask for privacy at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the other individual affected in this accident and their family, along with the emergency men and women who worked diligently to make sure Emily was safe.”
-Mike and Chris Fodness

1:30 p.m.:

1:10 p.m.: Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was able to get a dog out of the rubble more than two hours after the building collapsed. 

12:55 p.m.:

12:20 p.m.: 

Published at 10:44 a.m.: Part of a building in downtown Sioux Falls collapsed Friday morning, trapping at least two people.


It happened around 10:30 a.m. near the corner of East 10th Street and South Phillips Avenue.  

Part of the Eastwold Smoke Shop building, which formerly housed the Copper Lounge, fell down into the street and parking lot.  

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded quickly to look for anyone who might be trapped.  Chief Jim Sideras says two people were inside.  Crews have made contact with one of the people; she happened to be talking with her mom at the time.  

Workers will now try to stabilize the building and get to the people who are inside. 

KELOLAND News has a crew on the scene; look for updates as we get more information.

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