UPDATE: No one injured in apartment complex fire in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - UPDATE 7:30 AM FRIDAY: Firefighters remained on scene through Friday morning to watch for hotspots at the Edgewater Apartment complex in Pierre. According to an interview with Dakota Radio Group in Pierre, the volunteer fire chief, Ian Paul, said no one was injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Paul said heavy wind made a difficult situation even more difficult. The fire started on the back of the apartment building, but all of the residents were able to evacuate safely. Many of them lost everything in their apartments though.
The Red Cross is available to help them. They can call the organization at 1-844-29-CROSS or the Pierre Area Referral Service at 605-224-8731 for assistance.
Crews in Pierre worked through the night Thursday battling a fire at the Edgewater Apartment complex.
Dakota News Now has confirmed that this complex is in the area of Edgewater Drive and West Second Street off Capitol Avenue.
We are told Red Cross was on scene, along with roughly 100 firefighters. Residents of the apartment complex have been evacuated to a nearby church.
There are no details yet if anyone was injured.
We expect to have more on this story as it develops. Stay with Dakota News Now for the latest.
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