Brother rescues sibling from burning Aberdeen home

ABERDEEN, S.D. - UPDATED Tuesday, June 11:

Authorities say a child went into a burning mobile home and rescued a sibling Tuesday morning at Park Village Mobile Court in Aberdeen.

The fire started around 8 a.m. A highway patrol officer, passing by on Highway 281, noticed the fire.

Authorities said parents of the children had already left for work. The children's ages are 14-, 12-, and 1-year-old.

Initially, the two older siblings made it out of the home. The 12-year-old went back in after realizing their 1-year-old sister was still inside. They was able to get out of the home safely.

No injuries were reported but two of the children were transported to a local hospital to get checked out.

Authorities said the home suffered heavy damage and is uninhabitable.

(Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the 14-year-old sibling rescued the child. The family has since clarified it was the 12-year-old sibling who rescued her.)


A mobile home in Aberdeen has been destroyed by a fire.

The fire broke out at a home at Park Village in eastern Aberdeen around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

There is no word yet on any injuries in connection to the fire.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.