Smoking materials ignited large apartment fire in Mandan

Mandan apartment fire
Mandan apartment fire(KFYR)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 7:09 AM CDT
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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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