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At approximately 12:19 AM on Sunday, November 10, the Central Dakota Communications Center received a report of smoke coming from a mobile home at 725 S 12th St. The Bismarck Fire Department was dispatched to investigate. The first arriving crew reported smoke coming from the home. Command was established and indicated they were pulling a hose line to attack the fire. A neighbor indicated he did not think anyone was home at the time but there was a dog inside. Additional fire units arrived on scene and assisted with searching the home and fire attack. The interior crew found a dog inside that was unresponsive. The dog was brought outside and firefighters performed CPR on the dog. The dog regained consciousness and was turned over to its owner who took it to a neighbor’s home to care for it.
The fire was brought under control in approximately 15 minutes. Crews overhauled the fire area for hotspots and found the fire had extended under the home. It took about an hour to extinguish all of the hot spots.
The fire appeared to be accidental in nature and the cause appeared to be a temporary heater that was being used. There was heavy fire and smoke damage to the home and it is considered a total loss. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The occupant of the home was displaced by the fire.
The fire department responded with 4 engines, 1 rescue and 1 command vehicle. Sixteen fire personnel were on scene. Bismarck Police Department provided traffic control and Metro Area Ambulance was on scene to provide medical support. MDU arrived on scene and shut off utilities. There were no injuries at this incident other than the dog that was overcome by smoke.