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Sioux Falls House Fire Kills Mother of Four

A 40-year-old woman died early Wednesday in a house fire on Sioux Falls‘ east side, but her four children escaped.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews were called around 1:40am to the one-story house at 301 South St. Paul Avenue.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says an officer was alerted to the fire after seeing heavy smoke from Tenth Street:

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Clemens says the children, who escaped the fire, are a five-year-old girl, a seven-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. The woman’s name has not been released.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jay Titus says crews had the fire under control in about ten minutes.

The cause is still being determined.

Jerry Dahmen Contributed to This Report.

Fatal Sioux Falls House Fire - August 14, 2013
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Fatal Sioux Falls House Fire - August 14, 2013
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Fatal Sioux Falls House Fire - August 14, 2013
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Fatal Sioux Falls House Fire - August 14, 2013
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Fatal Sioux Falls House Fire - August 14, 2013
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