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Posted on: April 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Fire Department responds to backyard fire.

At approximately 16:32 PM on Sunday April 29, 2018, the Central Dakota Communications Center received a report of outside rubbish or waste fire at a house on the 1200 block of West Avenue A. The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched to investigate. The first arriving fire crew reported a small fire in the back yard of a single family home. The fire crew found that the fire was nearly extinguished by neighbors using a garden hose. The fire crew deployed a hose line and completed the extinguishment with approximately 200 gallons of water. One fire department apparatus and four firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Bismarck Police Department assisted with scene control. Damage caused by the fire was limited to an area of the backyard measuring 20 x 30 feet, a section of a wood fence, and some logs. The homeowner was at home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries to the building’s occupants or firefighters. The cause of the fire has been classified as undetermined. 

The Bismarck Fire Department would like to remind residents to make fire safety a priority during dry weather conditions. Use caution if you smoke or plan a recreational fire that includes charcoal grills, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, or chimeneas. A nearby water hose is recommended when burning and for dousing the fire after use to ensure the ashes are cool. Never leave a fire unattended. Smoking materials should be disposed of properly in an approved noncombustible receptacle. Never flick a cigarette butt onto the ground, out the window of a vehicle, into a trash can or other combustible type receptacle. If your property borders tall grass and vegetation, use extreme caution when operating gas powered equipment and vehicles. Do not use your fire pit, chiminea, outdoor fire place, or charcoal grill when it is windy or during Very High, Extreme or Red Flag fire conditions. 

For the current fire danger rating check the ND Department of Emergency Services website at www.nd.gov/des


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