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At approximately 10:53 PM on Thursday, October 5, the Central Dakota Communications Center received a report of a fire at a house on the 600 block of Browning Avenue. The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched to investigate.
The first arriving fire crew reported a single family home with fire showing from the windows, door, garage, and roof. The fire crew established command, and made contact with a neighbor who reported that everyone was out of the home. Command conducted a scene size-up and found heavy fire and portions of the roof were collapsed. The fire crews deployed hose lines and attacked the fire. Additional fire units arrived on scene and assisted with water supply, and fire attack. Once the fire was extinguished, fire crews conducted an overhaul operation to find and extinguish any smoldering materials.
Eight fire department apparatus and twenty four firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Bismarck Police Department assisted with scene control. Metro Area Ambulance was on scene to provide medical support. MDU was on scene to shut off utilities. Crisis Care Chaplaincy and the American Red Cross were contacted to support the occupants.
There was substantial fire and smoke damage to the structure to include a collapsed roof. The building was occupied at the time of the fire. There were no injuries to the occupants of the home. The occupants of the home were displaced by the fire. There were no injuries to first responders. The cause of this fire is under investigation.
The Bismarck Fire Department conducted an investigation into the fire that occurred on October 4, 2018 at a house on the 600 block of Browning Avenue. The cause of the fire has been classified as accidental.