UPDATE: SF man arrested for starting fires in own home near McKennan Park

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UPDATED: 11 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 42-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested in connection with a house fire near McKennan Park overnight. 

The Sioux Falls Police Department said Thomas Hildring is facing charges of obstruction and reckless burning. 

Authorities responded to a report of a house fire in the 1600 block of South 5th Avenue around midnight. The report said someone saw smoke and flames inside a home. 

When crews arrived, Hildring wouldn’t come out of his house and police had to go inside and remove him from the house. There were several different fires lit around the home and police aren’t sure why he was starting the fires and why he wouldn’t leave. 

There were no injuries.


5:49 a.m.

Crews were called to a house fire near McKennan Park in Sioux Falls overnight Wednesday.

The call came in around midnight. Crews had the fire under control quickly. No one was hurt. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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