At 0733 on the above stated date, Mitchell Public Safety responded to reports of a structure fire at the Corn Palace Inn. Mitchell PD was first on scene and reported flames exiting a room through the door. Engine 3 was the primary apparatus and called for a second alarm prior to their arrival. At 0741 firefighters made entry and at 0756 Captain Ben Vanden Hoek reported the fire to be extinguished. M1 was also dispatched to treat an individual for burns and smoke inhalation.
Crews remained on until 0923 and no firefighters were injured. There was one occupant in the room at the time of the fire who did receive injuries. This individual did not wish to be transported by ambulance, and sought medical treatment after the incident. The fire did not extend to any adjacent rooms or structures. Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval concluded this fire to be accidental in nature.
Shannon Sandoval, Fire Marshal
Mitchell Fire & EMS
201 W. 1st Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301