Friday Afternoon Fire

The Vermillion Fire/EMS Department was called to a blaze in a mobile home unit Friday afternoon that's part of The Suburban MHP Manufactured Home Community at 833 E. Duke Street in Vermillion. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before it totally consumed the home, but it was extensively damaged. No one was injured but an adult, two children and their pets have been displaced. The local department received assistance with trucks and manpower from the Elk Point Fire Department and the Gayville Fire Department.

No one injured, but a mobile home in Vermillion was extensively damaged by fire Friday afternoon.

Local first responders responded to a call for assistance at 2:49 p.m.to the structure located at 833 E. Duke St. Lot 47 which is part of The Suburban MHP Manufactured Home Community, according to a press release issued by Vermillion Fire Chief Matthew Callahan.

The first arriving unit found heavy smoke coming from the home and declared a working fire, with the deck and one wall fully involved. Upon arrival of the first engine, two attack lines were deployed and a primary search and secondary search of the structure were conducted with nothing found.

Personnel knocked down the main body of the fire and continued to fight fire in the attic space.

Extensive overhaul was conducted to fully extinguish the fire. Crews remained on the scene for approximately four hours.

An adult, two children, a dog and a cat were residing in the now heavily damaged residence and the Red Cross has been contacted for assistance.

The scene was turned over to the City of Vermillion Fire Investigation Unit to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The investigation is ongoing.

The building was occupied at the time of the fire and there were no civilian or first responder injuries during this incident.

The building was occupied at the time of the fire and there were no civilian or first responder injuries during this incident.

Three firefighting apparatus along with three support vehicles and 12 personnel from the Vermillion Fire/EMS Department responded to the fire. The local department received assistance with trucks and manpower from the Elk Point Fire Department and the Gayville Fire Department.

Other first responders at the scene included personnel from the Vermillion Police Department, the University of South Dakota Police Department, the City of Vermillion Light and Power Department and MidAmerican Energy.

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