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Names of victims released in fatal Sioux City fire
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Names of victims released in fatal Sioux City fire

1819 West First Street fire

Smoke rolls out the front door as Sioux City Fire Rescue firefighters work at the scene of a house fire at 1819 W. First St. Thursday morning. Three victims were taken out of the home and transported to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, according to Ryan Collins of the fire department.

SIOUX CITY -- The names of the people fatally injured in a Thursday morning residential fire have been released.

Andrew Godberson 57, and Jessica Fischer, 24, both of Sioux City, died from injuries sustained in a house fire at 1819 W. First St. A third victim, Juan Galarza, 26, of Sioux City, remains in critical condition at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Details on the official cause of the fire will be released when they become available, said Deputy Fire Marshal Ryan Collins.

Sioux City Fire Rescue would like to remind the public to check their smoke alarms monthly while ensuring all family members know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds.

Sioux City Fire Rescue has a "Smoke Alarm for Every Home" (SAFE Home) program, where firefighters will survey your home to look for ways to make it safer, provide a guide book to home safety and install fire alarms for any Sioux City residents who need them. They can be scheduled by calling 712-279-6377.   

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