At approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, April 3rd, the Central Dakota Communications Center received a call of a smell of smoke coming from a single family home as reported by a neighbor. The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched to investigate. First arriving fire crew reported their investigation of the home showed it to be filled with smoke.
The fire crew established command and pulled lines to begin a search of the interior of the home and extinguish the fire. As other fire crews arrived they were assigned to secure a water supply, establish a backup line, ventilation and secure utilities.
Primary and secondary searches were conducted and confirmed that the structure was unoccupied. Once the fire was extinguished, an overhaul operation was conducted to find any remaining “hot spots”. When overhaul was complete a fire investigation was initiated to determine cause and origin of the fire. The fire remains under investigation.
Six fire department apparatus and 15 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 was called to the scene to secure utilities. There were no injuries to any occupants or first responders.