Authorities believe pickup started garage fire in southwestern Sioux Falls

Published: Jan. 26, 2017 at 11:48 AM CST
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Authorities believe a garage fire in southwestern Sioux Falls Wednesday night was caused by a parked vehicle.

Capt. Jason Gearman with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said the fire started from the engine compartment of a Dodge pickup that was parked inside the garage.

SFFR crews were called to a home at 26793 Meadow Lane near Wild Water West just before 6:20 p.m. and found heavy fire and smoke coming from an attached garage.

Crews extinguished the fire in about 45 minutes, and were assisted by Tea Fire, SD Air Guard Fire, Hartford Fire, Lennox Fire, Paramedics Plus Ambulance, Humboldt Ambulance, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Department and the Red Cross.

One person was checked for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

While the cause is still under investigation, Gearman said they believe the fire was accidental.