Crews fight structure fire in Watertown Tuesday night

October 4, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A structure fire in Watertown overnight.

At midnight, Watertown Fire Rescue was called to Sentry and Team Lodge in the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southeast.

They found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the building when they got there.

They had the initial fire under control within 15 minutes, but spent another 3 1/2 hours checking for fire extension and conducting overhaul operations.

Fire damage was limited to the back one-third of the building, but the entire building suffered extensive smoke damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.