UPDATE: Arson suspected in Spring Avenue fire

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UPDATED 10:49 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Authorities say they have an arson suspect from an early morning fire on South Spring Avenue Tuesday. 

Sioux Falls Police Department spokesman Sam Clemens said a woman had an argument with someone at the residence, left and then came back. Witnesses saw her start the fire and then take off. 

Police know who the suspect is but have not found her as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the fire call came at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday with several people trapped by a fire. When crews arrived there were no signs of fire but people were hanging from the second floor windows. Crews found the fire in a stairwell and extinguished it in five minutes. 

Clemens said there was “some type of acceleratant” used to start the fire. Clemens did not know the extent of the damage. 

The suspect will face an arson charge and more charges are possible, Clemens said.


6:58 a.m.

One person was injured from a fall during an overnight fire at 503 South Spring Avenue Tuesday. 

According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the fire call came at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday with several people trapped by a fire. When crews arrived there were no signs of fire but people were hanging from the second floor windows. Crews found the fire in a stairwell and extinguished it in five minutes. 

The injured person was sent to the hospital. There were no other injuries. 

SFFR and Sioux Falls police are still investigating the cause of the fire.


6:16 a.m.

Fire crews were kept busy overnight in Sioux Falls. 

Crews with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire  in the 500 block of South Spring Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Our news crew was able to get this video of crews wrapping up and preparing to leave the scene. Officials there didn’t release any information, but we’ve put in a call and are waiting to hear back.

We’ll bring you updates both on-air and online.

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