Kenny Schmitz, Woodbury County Building Services director, climbs over a bench in Courtroom 203 on the second-floor of the county courthouse in July 2016. The courtroom was closed while workers repaired a slab of marble that fell out of a window surround and almost caused stained glass windows to fall out of their frames.
Kenny Schmitz, Woodbury County Building Services Director, raises a lift to a loose piece of terra cotta at the Woodbury County Courthouse in 2016. Terra cotta tiles on the south side of the building's exterior were in immediate danger of falling down to the ground and there several additional areas where cement grout was missing on the decorative tiles.
Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew said little about the investigation, which centers on a death that occurred at a home that caught fire. The homeowner, David Davenport, died Friday following a stroke, according to his obituary.
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.
Sioux City Fire Rescue firefighters work at the scene of a Monday morning house fire at 1612 W. 14th St. in Sioux City. The fire was reported shortly after 8:15 a.m. Firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from the home's roofline on arrival.