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POLICE SAY SGT. BLUFF FIRE WAS DELIBERATELY SET (UPDATE)

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Updated 2:05 pm 3/1/18

AUTHORITIES SAY A FIRE AT A DUPLEX IN SERGEANT BLUFF WEDNESDAY EVENING WAS DELIBERATELY SET.

FIREFIGHTERS FOUND FLAMES COMING FROM THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE AT 1342 VANDENBERG CIRCLE WHEN THEY ARRIVED JUST AFTER 5PM.

SGT. BLUFF POLICE SAY AN ADULT WOMAN IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE RESIDENCE TOLD AN OFFICER THAT SHE HAD STARTED THE FIRE.

THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND IS BEING HELD FOR PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.

NO ONE ELSE WAS IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME.
THE STRUCTURE SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND WAS RED TAGGED.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ON THE SCENE FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

MUTUAL AID WAS PROVIDED BY SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE, THE 185TH AIR GUARD FIRE UNIT AND NORTH SIOUX CITY.

THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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FIRE CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DUPLEX IN SERGEANT BLUFF WEDNESDAY EVENING.

FIREFIGHTERS FOUND FLAMES COMING FROM THE STRUCTURE IN THE 1300 BLOCK OF VANDENBERG CIRCLE WHEN THEY ARRIVED AROUND 5PM.

THE OCCUPANTS AND PETS SAFELY ESCAPED.

MUTUAL AID WAS PROVIDED BY SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE, THE 185TH AIR GUARD FIRE UNIT AND NORTH SIOUX CITY.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ON THE SCENE FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

THE STRUCTURE HAS BEEN RED TAGGED.

SGT. BLUFF POLICE CHIEF SCOTT PACK SAYS THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL.

PHOTO COURTESY KMEG/KPTH