SIOUX CITY -- No one was injured Thursday when a fire broke out at a home on the city's north side.
Firefighters responded to a house fire at 12:37 p.m., but they were initially given the wrong address in the 1500 block of 25th Street. Sioux City Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Dan Cougill said a cyclist told them the fire was actually on 24th Street.
Cougill said it appears that the fire started in the kitchen, but the cause remains under investigation. City inspectors have red-tagged the home, which sustained rear fire damage and smoke damage throughout, according to Cougill.
The fire consumed "various tents" and debris under the bridge, while propane tanks under the bridge made the fire much worse, a fire official said. "That quickly increased the size of the fire," he added.
Fire officials said a back room where the fire started sustained moderate damage and that there was heavy smoke throughout the structure. He urged residents to be "fire safe" when it comes to using electrical cords.