Smoke causes some evacuations at Sanford USD Medical Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — After smoke was found at the Sanford USD Medical Center late Tuesday night, some labor and delivery patients were evacuated to the critical care unit, a Sanford Health spokesperson confirmed to KELOLAND News.

The smoke was caused by a small fire on a maintenance cart. It occurred in the bio-med area on a lower level. It was put out by the sprinkler system in the building.

A heavy Sioux Falls Fire Rescue presence could be seen on the KELOLAND Livecam just before midnight.

A fire truck at the Sanford USD Medical Center (KELO Livecam Network)

The spokesperson said there were no injuries.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue continues to investigate.

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