Watertown Fire Rescue dispatched to fire at Dempsey’s Restaurant

June 26, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue was called to a fire outside Dempsey’s Saturday night.

The fire call came in just before 6:30 p.m.

Fire crews arrived to find a pile of boxes on fire. The boxes were being stored for recycling.

The owner of the business was using a garden hose in an attempt to extinguish the fire.

The siding of the restaurant was burned, but fire did not extend inside the building.

Fire crews used thermal imaging cameras to check for extension in the building, and were on the scene for just under half an hour.