YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire believed to have started when a dog house heater failed during a snowstorm was thought to be under control, only to flare up and destroy a rural South Dakota home.
The Yankton Fire Department said Monday night’s electrical fire in the dog house engulfed a shed, spread to the side of the house and settled into the attic.
Firefighters were at the home for 2 1/2 hours Monday night and thought they had put out the blaze. But firefighters were called back around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday when flames were shooting from the roof.
The house is believed to be totaled. There were no injuries.
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