Three people dead in fire, explosion in Union County, South Dakota

May 6, 2024

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D.–Three people are dead following an explosion in North Sioux City, South Dakota.

The call came in Saturday morning around seven o’clock of an explosion at a structure on Bancroft Court.

Emergency crews arrived to find the building fully engulfed by flames.

Some two hours after arriving on scene, authorities found three residents inside the building.

The cause of the fire and explosion remain under investigation by the South Dakota Fire Marshal, but authorities say it appears it was a propane explosion.

Names of the victims have not been released.