NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (KTIV) -- A North Sioux City man recently donated an old house to the fire department for training purposes. It's something the department would have had to pay up to $100,000 for.
On April 12, the home that used to belong to Jesse Minor was moved from a residential area to an open plot of land along Highway 105.
North Sioux City Fire Chief Bill Pappas said Minor simply decided he didn't want or need the house anymore and offered it to the fire department.
Pappas said the house will be used for several different kinds of training, including moving through a smoke-filled home, and window and roof training.
Although no actual fires will be set within the home, Pappas said it will be very beneficial to the department.
"All of our training was done out here in front of the fire station, we were on a dead-end road. Well that's now changed, we're going to be a very busy street so we needed to find a place to do our training and this happened to come along at just the right time," said Pappas.
The fire department is currently waiting to get a building permit so they can put in a foundation and start using the house.