Home south of Lake Poinsett lost to Christmas Eve fire

A home south of Lake Poinsett was lost to fire on Christmans Eve.

Brookings County Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says it was reported shortly after 6:00 pm on the 24th on U.S. Highway 81 near 201st Street.

Sebring says a resident noticed their walls becoming hot. The home was evacuated and by the time crews arrived, it was consumed by flames.

The Arlington fire Department was assisted by fire departments from Aurora, Badger, Brookings, Bruce, Elkton, Estelline, Lake Preston and Sinai.

After several hours of fighting the fire and multiple truck problems due to the weather, the residence was a complete loss. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.

No injuries were reported.


December 27, 2022