Fire in Hawarden

Firefighters from Ireton in full gear make their way to report in at triage where members of the Hawarden Ambulance assured all firefighters were OK.

HAWARDEN—At about 2 a.m. Thursday, July 11 Hawarden Fire and Rescue and Hawarden Ambulance received a page from Sioux County dispatch that they were needed to respond to a garage fire at 1519 Avenue L in Hawarden.

Ireton Fire and Rescue were also paged at that time for automatic aid.

Four departments called to house fire

Firefighters battled a garage fire that spread to a primary residence in Hawarden at 1519 Avenue L early Thursday morning.

Hawarden fire was notified by dispatch that the fire had caused the garage roof to collapse. Upon arrival Hawarden fire seen that the fire had now reached the primary residence.

Hawarden fire chief Duane Schiefen radioed the dispatcher to page the Alcester, SD, fire department and Hudson, SD, fire department to the scene to assist Ireton and Hawarden. 

Fire in Hawarden

Hawarden fire chief Duane Schiefen (white helmet) ran incident command on the scene of the fire at 1519 Avenue L in Hawarden.

Two rigs from the Hawarden Ambulance Association assisted at the fire.

A neighbor reported seeing one person being transferred to Hawarden Regional Healthcare. The extent of their injuries are unknown at the time however, shortly after arriving echoes of a helicopter landing at the hospitals helipad were heard.

Ambulance personnel also set up an on-scene triage to ensure firefighter safety.

Hawarden responds to fire

Hawarden assistant chief Jason Anderson confirms with the Hawarden Ambulance crew that all fire personnel are reporting to triage. 

At 2:58 a.m. Hudson, SD, fire were released from the scene and two minutes later Alcester and Ireton fire were as well.

Fire in Hawarden early Thursday

Firefighters answer the page and respond to an early morning fire call in Hawarden on Thursday, July 11.

The garage in which the fire allegedly started, west of the home, was burned to the ground, but fire personnel stopped the flames from spreading throughout the home. Water was used to extinguish fire on the back side of the house.

Hawarden fire responds to 1519 Avenue L

Hawarden, Ireton, Alcester and Hudson fire departments were on scene during an early morning call in Hawarden Thursday, July 11.

The extent of the damage to the house is unknown at this time and so is the cause of the fire.

Early morning fire call

Hawarden firefighter Matt Jacobs on scene at a fire at 1519 Avenue L in Hawarden, Thursday, July 11.

Hawarden fire and both ambulances were both reported back to the station just before 4 a.m.

Hawarden fire responds to fire

Hawarden firefighter Chris Anderson taking his gear off after exiting the home.