UPDATED 11:03 a.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Officials are investigating a possible arson from the overnight fire at Taylor’s Place Apartments, in the 4200 block of East 12th Street, around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
Sioux Falls Police Department spokesman Sam Clemens said papers were found burning under the mailboxes at the complex. He did not have a description of how big the fire got, but added drywall was burned and there was a lot of papers.
There’s no suspects and Clemens said there have been past arson incidents at the apartment complex in the past but police aren’t sure if they are related.
The building was evacuated and people who didn’t have access to a car could stay warm inside police patrol cars.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews were busy overnight Thursday.
Crews responded to a fire in the 4200 block of East 12th Street at Taylor’s Place Apartments. Our news crew was on the scene and got video.
When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from the basement of an apartment building. When they entered the building they found a small fire that was quickly knocked down with a fire extinguisher. Once the building was evacuated, they set to work clearing out the smoke.
Because Sioux Falls was in a wind chill warning, people were immediately moved to warming vehicles as well as the neighboring apartment building.
No one was hurt in the fire and the people who live in the building were able to be back in their apartments in about 10 minutes.