- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Fire prompted evacuation of a motel in Sioux Falls, but no one was hurt.

Firefighters responded to the Cloud 9 Motel about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after a motel employee noticed smoke coming from a room. Fire crews put out the blaze in about 15 minutes.

Officials say the room suffered moderate fire and smoke damage.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, though police said it might have been started by a guest. Authorities said a 54-year-old man staying at the motel was upset and threw a chair through a window. He locked the door and climbed through the window as smoke started coming from the room.

Police identified a suspect and were working to locate him.


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