Fire strikes Mitchell home, victims transportedVictims were pulled from a house fire late Friday at 222 W. Sixth Ave. in Mitchell.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Victims were pulled from a house fire late Friday at 222 W. Sixth Ave. in Mitchell.
According to police scanner traffic, the house was engulfed in smoke when the call came in around 10:30 p.m.
At 10:40 p.m., ambulances and additional fire equipment were requested at the scene, as there was reportedly a possibility children were still in the house.
At 10:45 p.m., it was reported on the scanner that two people were being taken by ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
At 10:50 p.m., the fire was “knocked down,” according to scanner reports. But fire personnel remained at the scene, assistance was sought from Mount Vernon, and officials requested a call to NorthWestern Energy.
Dozens of people stood outside the police tape at the scene, which is two blocks directly west of the Corn Palace at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Duff Street. According to bystanders, several people tried to rush into the fire to rescue the people inside but couldn’t get in. Some bystanders said two young children and a woman were eventually pulled from the house by firefighters, and one of the children was thought to be in dire condition, though that information could not be immediately confirmed by authorities.