BREAKING: Watertown home destroyed in Thursday afternoon fire  (Video)

April 1, 2021

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A fast-moving fire destroyed a home in Watertown Thursday afternoon.

The fire was at 1348 12th Street Northeast.

Watertown Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Don Rowland says the fire began in the garage area, and spread to a deck and the interior of the home. He says it appears to be a total loss.

The home served as a daycare. 

Rowland says a mother and her daugher were in the home at the time of the fire. They were taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The video of KWAT’s interview with Rowland can be seen by clicking here: