Bismarck’s Fire Department responded to a trailer fire due to a dryer vent.
Around 2:44 p.m. Friday, January 12th the department was called to the 4600 block of Bunker Drive.
At first, firefighters did not see any evidence of fire, but when they entered the home they found light smoke throughout the house and moderate smoke in the laundry area. That’s when they discovered the dryer vent and that the fire had burned on the underside of the home and caused a water line to separate and extinguish most of the fire.
Crews confirmed the fire was out and shut off the water supply to the home. Additional units arrived and the home was ventilated of smoke, electricity was restored, and the furnace was restarted to prevent the plumbing from freezing.
Four fire trucks and 10 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Bismarck Police assisted with scene control and Metro Area Ambulance was on scene to provide assistance.
The house was occupied at the time of the fire but the occupants were not displaced. One fire crew returned to the home later in the day to check for any potential for a rekindle and found nothing. The cause of the fire has been classified as undetermined. Total damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $1500.00.