One person has died in a house fire in Yankton


YANKTON (AP) – A house fire early Wednesday has left one person dead in Yankton.

According to fire officials, most of the house was engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived about 12:30 a.m.

Firefighters learned one person was still inside, but were unable to get to the victim. Three others escaped the burning home. Firefighters found the victim's body shortly after knocking down the flames, KSFY-TV reported.

Asst. Yankton Fire Chief Larry Nickles said the sub-zero temperatures prevented firefighters from tapping into a frozen hydrant, but they were able to get access to a second hydrant and had an ample supply of water on the trucks.

The house was destroyed by the fire.

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