Associated Press, Published May 15 2013
Apartment catches fire in downtown BismarckBISMARCK — An apartment fire in downtown Bismarck forced the evacuation of surrounding buildings but no one was injured.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1057mDC) that the 18-unit building on Third Street caught fire around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Fire Chief Joel Boesflug says the blaze likely started in the southeast corner of the building's second floor and spread to the roof. Its cause remains under investigation.
The circa-1916 building, called the Norma, was damaged.
The American Red Cross was on the scene to provide food and clothing and help residents find a place to spend the night. Firefighters hope that most residents can move back into the building Thursday once it has been fully cleaned.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com
Copyright © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.