Crews respond to structure fire in Mandan

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MANDAN, N.D. - UPDATE (9:03 p.m.): A massive multi-garage fire erupted Wednesday evening in Mandan.

The Mandan Fire Department responded to the call at Riverplace Apartments off of McKenzie Drive, east of the Bismarck Expressway, around 5:45 p.m and battled the flames for hours.

"When you have a building like this, with this kind of construction and fuel load in it, vehicles, and personal belongings, and that kind of thing, it creates a lot of fire, very quickly," said Shane Weltikol, Mandan fire captain.

While the cause is under investigation, crews say the fire started in single garage and then spread, resulting in a complete loss of the building and the contents.

The Mandan Fire Department says there were no injuries.


ORIGINAL STORY: Emergency crews are responding to a structure fire in Mandan.

According to Mandan Police Department PIO Lori Flaten, there is a garage fire at Marina Bay.

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