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At approximately 2:20 AM on Friday, January 31, the Central Dakota Communications Center received a report of a structure fire at what was believed to be a vacant residence on the 600 block of South 8th Street.
The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched to investigate. The first arriving fire crew reported smoke and flames showing from the front of the building. The fire crew established command and pulled lines to begin extinguishing the fire and to search the residence. As other fire crews arrived they were assigned to secure a water supply as well as pulling the siding off of the home and extinguishing fires that were underneath the residence. Primary and secondary searches were conducted and confirmed that the residence was vacant. Utilities were shut off to the residence and verified by a representative from MDU, that was called to the scene. Once the fire was extinguished, an overhaul operation was conducted to find any remaining hot spots. When overhaul was complete, control of the building was returned to park management.
Seven fire department apparatus and 17 fire fighters were dispatched to the scene. The Bismarck Police Department assisted with scene control. Metro Area Ambulance was on scene to provide medical support. MDU assisted with securing utilities. The mobile home was confirmed to be vacant. There were no injuries to any occupants. There were no injuries to first responders. There was fire and smoke damage to the interior and exterior of the residence. An investigation is currently being conducted to determine the fire origin and cause.#BismarckNDGov