No one hurt in Sioux Falls, South Dakota WestRock fire
December 27, 2018
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (From news reports) -- No one was injured in a structure fire Thursday morning (Dec. 20) in north Sioux Falls, according to a news release.
Crews responded to a sprinkler system activation around 7:05 a.m. Thursday in the WestRock facility. A small fire was in the air handling equipment on the roof. Crews used an aerial ladder to access the roof and knock out the fire with a hose and control it within 10 minutes.
The fire was started by an overheated electric motor on the air handling unit, according to the release. The fire damaged several hundred square feet of roofing material and caused light smoke inside the building. Activated sprinkler heads contained the fire until fire personnel arrived on scene. Workers were allowed back into the building within an hour of crews arriving on scene.