Investigation into fire at emergency homeless shelter in Minot


An emergency homeless shelter was evacuated Sunday because of a fire.
The Minot Fire Department and Police Department say that fire is suspicious.

The fire happened shortly after 4 pm on Sunday at the shelter located at 205 3rd Ave SE in Minot.
Smoke was coming from the buildings basement laundry room.
Water damage is estimated at $5,000.
No one was injured.

Captain Aaron Peterson with the Minot Fire Department said the buildings sprinkler system extinguished the flames.
The shelter was reopened, and evacuated residents were allowed to return.
The incident is under investigation.

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