Yankton Family Escapes House Fire

A family of five escaped this house fire reported on Picotte Street in Yankton early Monday morning. The home was a total loss.

A Yankton family of five escaped injury when their home was destroyed by a fire early Monday morning.

According to Yankton Assistant Fire Chief Larry Nickles, the Yankton Fire Department received a call at 4:32 a.m. Monday about a fire in the 400 block of Picotte Street. When firefighters arrived, heavy fire engulfed the front half of both floors of the two-story house. The occupants of the home escaped through a small second-story window to a lower roof.

The home was completely destroyed. The Red Cross assisted the family, which is staying with other family members.

The fire is being investigated by the Yankton Fire Department.

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