UPDATE: Sioux City house fire sends 2 people to hospital, damages neighboring home

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SIOUX CITY, IOWA (KCAU) – UPDATE: Sioux City Fire Rescue released more information of a house fire that sent two people to the hospital early Tuesday morning.

According to a release, Sioux City Fire Rescue was dispatched to a fire at 1318 23rd Street in Sioux City shortly after midnight on Tuesday. Seven fire suppression units staffed with 17 firefighters, and one medic unit staffed with two medics, responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported a fully involved structure and began attacking the flames from the exterior. Once the flames were controlled, firefighters searched the damaged home and confirmed that no occupants were inside at the time of the fire. Two people were taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment at a local hospital and were released a short time later.

Fire Rescue said the home sustained extreme fire damage and The Red Cross is assisting the family with shelter. City Inspection Services has red-tagged the structure.

A neighboring home also suffered minor damage due to radiant heat from the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact Sioux City Fire Rescue at 712-279-6377.


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According to the Sioux City Fire Rescue, at around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, they were called to a structure fire at 1318 23rd Street.

Crews arrived to a fully engulfed house fire and began fighting the fire defensively from the outside, as it was too dangerous to enter the building.

Officials said they were able to put out most of the fire but crews will be on scene for several hours monitoring hot spots.

The fire department reported that two people were transported to the hospital for signs for smoke inhalation.

It’s unknown at this time what their conditions are and if they were residents of the home.

This is a breaking news story and KCAU 9 News will bring you the latest information as we get it.

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