October 25, 2019


ABERDEEN, S.D.–Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that gutted the Malchow’s Home Furnishings Building on Main Street Saturday night.

Aberdeen Fire Chief Randy Meister says a ruling could be determined as soon as the next few days.

The building is currently blocked off. Meister said the fate of the building is in the hands of an insurance company.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. Meister said a total of 45 firefighters battled the blaze throughout the night. He said the biggest challenge was the rate at which the fire spread….



There were people living in 13 of the 17 apartments on top of Malchow’s. Meister said that some people were in the building when the fire started, but all escaped injury…..



In a press release from store, Malchow’s thanked the community for the outpouring of support and said it plans to continue serving its customers.