Smoking materials ignited large apartment fire in Mandan
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -
Police say a big fire at an apartment building in Mandan this week started accidentally with improperly discarded smoking materials.
Deputy Police Chief Lori Flaten said in a statement issued Friday. that the determination was made after examination of physical evidence and interviews with building occupants and witnesses.
Residents in 31 units of the third-story apartment building were displaced by the fire Monday evening.
Flaten says it began on a third-floor balcony.
It spread through the attic and consumed the building’s rooftop.
No one was injured in the fire.
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