UPDATE: 9:20 p.m.
Mandan Police say fire crews just wrapped up for the night. The next step tomorrow morning will be to assess the structure, to see if they can go inside. The building is looking like a total loss.
The call this afternoon was confirmed to have come in at noon.
Morton County Officials say it is unsafe to recover any personal items tonight or tomorrow. Displaced residents should check in with staff at the Blackstone or Comfort Inn in Mandan tomorrow for updates.
Morton County just closed their shelter in place for those affected at Mandan Middle School. The Red Cross assisted those affected throughout the day and found everyone a place to stay for the night before wrapping up.
UPDATE: 6:30 p.m.
Mandan Police say fire crews are still on scene, dumping water onto the building to take care of any hot spots that could flare up again.
The next step will be to assess the structure of the building to see if it’s safe to go inside and search for any people and pets left behind.
UPDATE: 4:00 pm.
Morton County has set up a shelter for those affected by the apartment fire. The shelter is at the Mandan Middle School.
An apartment building in NW Mandan went up in flames Sunday afternoon. Sunset Bluff Apartments owned by Eagle Eye Management had visible flames around 1 pm Sunday.
Local first responders are on scene, and they say at this point they don’t know the cause of the fire. Crews tell KX News they do not know if there are injuries or anyone still inside the building.
Several firefighters have had to be treated for heat exhaustion. The building is off of the Sunset Exit near the Mandan Middle School.
Mandan Fire, Mandan Rural Fire and the Bismarck Fire Department are all at the scene. Mandan Police, Morton County Emergency Management and the Red Cross is also assisting.
KX News will continue to follow this developing story.