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Fire at Sioux Falls Catholic church extinguished quickly

December 20, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a sanctuary at a Sioux Falls church was extinguished within five minutes after crews arrived on scene.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue officials a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church reported smoke coming from inside the church about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Besides the initial fire, crews also put out some small fires that had extended into the attic space of the church.

Crews remained on scene throughout the night to monitor the situation. The building does not have a sprinkler system.

No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation.

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