UPDATE: North Sioux City apartment fire likely caused by lightning, official says

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NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (KCAU) – UPDATE: The fire of a North Sioux City apartment complex was likely caused by lightning, North Sioux City Police Chief Richard Headid told KCAU 9.

Crews are still at the scene of Northport Apartments after a fire broke out Monday around 9:30 a.m.

The police and staff helped to evacuate residents to a nearby facility before fire crews arrived.

One resident said she heard a loud noise and thought it was lightning. She then saw smoke and everyone was evacuated in about 15 minutes.

Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff are still assisting the North Sioux City Fire Department at the scene.

The apartment complex is an independent living center and houses those 62 years or older. the complex has 21 units.


PREVIOUS: All residents of the Northport Apartments have been evacuated from the apartment complex, an official from the North Sioux City police told KCAU 9.

They also said that there were no injuries among the residents.

The residents have either left the area or are currently at another apartment complex nearby.

The fire is currently believed to have been caused by lightning.


PREVIOUS: Fire crews are on scene of a fire at apartments in North Sioux City.

Crews were called to the 700 block of Streeter Drive Monday morning around 9:30 at Northport Apartments.

Crews from multiple agencies are working together to fight the fire.

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