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On Tuesday, June 21, at approximately 5:30pm Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire near Florence, SD. The fire was located at 16246 447th AVE, about 3 miles southeast of Florence. The fire was reported by an individual who was driving by and noticed smoke coming from the roof of the residence. The home was reportedly unoccupied at the time of the fire. WFR initially sent an ambulance, followed by an engine to assist Florence Fire Department. The house sustained significant damage from the fire, in addition to smoke and water damage. Fire crews remained on scene for about 4 hours. There were no injuries reported from the fire and the cause is unknown at the time of press release. Assisting Florence Fire was Codington County Emergency Management, Codington County Sheriff Department, Codington County Search Dive and Rescue, and Watertown Fire Rescue.