Sioux City House Fire Oct. 31

Sioux City Fire Rescue responds to a house fire in the 2000 block of South Nicollet Street Tuesday. Investigators have traced the cause of the fire to an electrical arc in the attic space above the second-story bathroom. 

SIOUX CITY | Investigators have traced a Tuesday afternoon fire that damaged a two-story Morningside home to an electrical arc in the building's attic.

Crews responded at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to 2023 S. Nicollet St., where the fire was visible from the eaves of the single-family structure.

Firefighters located the fire in the second-floor bathroom and found it had extended through the walls and into the attic, according to a news release from Sioux City Fire Rescue.

Eighteen firefighters responded to and extinguished the fire. The structure has been red-tagged, and the American Red Cross is assisting the occupants. 

Occupants had reported the fire upon arriving home. No one was injured. 

Investigators said in the news release the fire was caused by an electrical arc in the attic space above the second-floor bathroom.

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