Fire damages Florence area home

June 22, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A house three miles southeast of Florence was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday.

The fire call to 16246 447th Avenue was reported a little after 5:00 p.m.

Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to assist the Florence Fire Department.

The fire was first reported by a person who’d been driving by the home and noticed smoking coming from the roof.

Watertown Fire Rescue sent both an ambulance and a fire engine truck to the scene to assist Florence.

They were on the scene for four hours.

There were no injuries reported, and no word yet on the cause of the fire.