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Fire in South Sioux City sends one person to hospital

Fire in South Sioux City sends one person to hospital

UPDATE:

Fire investigators in South Sioux City say they now know what caused a fire early this morning .

Just before 2:00 a.m., a fire at the Sunset Lane Town homes on 29th Street sent one person to the hospital with smoke inhalation and damaged two apartments.

The South Sioux City Fire Chief tells us cooking oil in a frying pan started a flash fire in the kitchen of one apartment.

Chief Clint Merithew says, "The extent of the damage from the early morning fire is we have one apartment that's completely destroyed. The fire burnt completely through into the ceiling and into the attic, and burned a good portion of the roof."

A neighboring apartment suffered severe smoke damage.

The Red Cross is helping the four people who are out of their homes.


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One person was taken to the hospital after an early morning fire at the Sunset Lane Townhouses in South Sioux City Wednesday morning.

The call for a fire, on Serbick Drive, near 29th St. & Hwy. 77, came in to the South Sioux Fire Department just before 2:00 AM.

About an hour later, crews from Dakota City and Homer were called in to help.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Stay tuned for the latest on this story, as it becomes available.

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