Sioux Falls Fire Department Fights Temperatures, Flames in House Fire
Temperatures are moderating today, and much warmer weather is expected by the weekend.
But sub-zero temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills early Monday combined for some miserable working conditions as Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews fought a house fire near East 12th Street and South Bahnson Avenue.
Battalion Chief Mark Bukovich says one of the biggest problems in the cold is that hose lines freeze up:
Bukovich says extra personnel were also called in for the early-morning fire so commanders could rotate crews and let firefighters warm up periodically.