Propane Explosion Claims Lives of Children and Elderly Woman in North Sioux City House Fire

NORTH SIOUX CITY, South Dakota – Tragedy struck a family in North Sioux City over the weekend as two children, one infant, and an elderly woman lost their lives in a devastating house explosion and fire. Identified as Ezra Josiah Allen, 1 year old; Keenan Andre Allen, 8; and Sharon Kay Allen, 75, the victims were found deceased in their residence on Bancroft Court.

The Union County Emergency Management office released an updated news statement on Monday, shedding light on the events that unfolded on Saturday morning. The fire, fueled by a propane explosion, engulfed the residence at 7:09 a.m., prompting a swift response from local authorities including the North Sioux City fire department, paramedics, police department, along with the Sergeant Bluff fire department, Union County sheriff’s office, and emergency management office.

Upon arrival at the scene, fire units were met with a harrowing sight of a fully engulfed house. By 9 a.m., the tragic discovery of the deceased family members inside the residence further deepened the somber atmosphere in the community. In response to the heartbreaking incident, family members have set up donation accounts to support the grieving family, urging the public to contribute to the cause.

Those looking to extend their support can make monetary donations to the “Brittany Allen Donation” account at Sioux City Great Southern Bank or utilize a Venmo account that has been established for this purpose. Additionally, essential items such as baby and children’s clothing, personal hygiene products, and other necessities can be left at the North Sioux City Fire Department station to assist the family during this challenging time.

The fire department has specified the specific items required, including baby clothes for a boy aged 0-3 months, diapers, formula, clothing, shoes, and hygiene products for women in need. The outpouring of support from the community is a testament to the resilience and solidarity displayed in times of adversity, highlighting the importance of coming together to support those in need during moments of tragedy.