- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) - A Memorial Day fire at the Oasis Inn in Oacoma destroyed the main section of the building.

Firefighters responded to the blaze about 2:15 a.m. Monday. It took them about three hours to extinguish the blaze. Monitoring of flare-ups is ongoing.

All of the hotel’s guests were evacuated, and no injuries were reported.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze. The hotel’s owners believe a lightning strike was to blame.

The hotel is near Al’s Oasis, a popular rest stop for travelers on Interstate 90.


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