Explosion tragedy claims two children and elderly woman in North Sioux City House Fire

NORTH SIOUX CITY, South Dakota – A tragic incident unfolded over the weekend in North Sioux City, where authorities have identified the victims of a devastating house explosion and fire. The victims include an infant, one-year-old Ezra Josiah Allen, eight-year-old Keenan Andre Allen, and 75-year-old Sharon Kay Allen.

Emergency responders were alerted to a residential fire at 7 Bancroft Court in North Sioux City early Saturday morning. Upon arrival, the home was fully engulfed in flames, with tragic consequences discovered inside. The investigation revealed that the fire was caused by a propane explosion, as determined by a South Dakota fire marshal investigator.

In the wake of the devastating event, the community has come together to support the Allen family. A donation account has been set up at Sioux City Great Southern Bank for those looking to assist. Additionally, items such as baby and children’s clothing, personal hygiene products, and other necessities can be donated at the North Sioux City Fire Department station.

The fire department is specifically requesting items like baby clothes for a boy aged 0-3 months, size 1 or 2 diapers, formula, women’s clothing in specific sizes, shoes, hygiene products, and more to aid the family in their time of need. The outpouring of support and generosity from the community is a testament to the unity and resilience of the North Sioux City area.

As the investigation into the tragic house explosion and fire continues, the community remains steadfast in providing comfort and assistance to those affected by this heartbreaking event. The memories of Ezra Josiah Allen, Keenan Andre Allen, and Sharon Kay Allen will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved them.