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Posted on: December 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Fire Department responds to apartment fire.

At approximately 7:13 AM on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the
Central Dakota Communications Center received a report of smoke in an apartmentbuilding on the 500 block of Memorial Highway. The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched to the scene.  The first arriving fire crew reported nothingshowing from the exterior and the occupants evacuating, the crew established
command, pulled a fire attack hoseline, and went to investigate.  Crews conducted a primary search of thebuilding for occupants and confirmed that no one was inside.  Investigating crews found smoke and flames in
an apartment unit. Crews extinguished the fire and ventilated thebuilding.  Additional fire units arrived
and assisted with fire attack, secondary search, extinguishment, ventilation,and overhaul.  Five Fire Department
apparatus and 18 firefighters were dispatched to the scene.  Bismarck Police Department assisted withscene control.  Metro Area Ambulance was
on scene to provide medical support.  Theapartment house was occupied at time of the fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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