- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - City officials have abruptly terminated the employment of Sioux Falls’ fire chief and have offered no explanation.

The termination Tuesday of Chief Jim Sideras‘ employment comes as Minnehaha County sheriff’s deputies and state agents served a search warrant at a home which public records show belongs to Sideras and his wife, Kathleen.

Sheriff Mike Milstead declined to provide further information.

Sideras‘ was to leave his post at the end of June after serving almost 34 years with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. Mayor Mike Huether appointed Sideras as chief in June 2011. Huether said Tuesday that Division Chief Brad Goodroad will serve as interim fire chief. The search for the next fire chief is already underway.

Sideras didn’t answer a phone call to the home for comment from The Associated Press.

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