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At approximately 7:39 PM on Friday, August 21, 2020 the Central Dakota Communications Center received a report of smoke coming from a hotel room on the 2300 block of East Main Ave. The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched, along with the Bismarck Police Department and Metro Ambulance. The first arriving fire crew reported smoke in a hotel room. The fire crew established command, and deployed a line to initiate an attack on the fire. Fire crews found a small fire, in the bathroom, which was quickly extinguished. Crews also checked for extension in the adjoining units.
No one was in the room at the time of the fire. Next door residents were alerted by the smoke detector activating in the room with the fire.
Six fire department apparatus and 16 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Bismarck Police Department assisted with scene control and interviews. Metro Area Ambulance was on scene to provide medical support.
There were no injuries to the occupants of the building or first responders. Only the occupant of the involved room was displaced. The fire is under investigation.