MINOT, N.D. - UPDATE: Minot Fire investigators say improper disposal of smoking materials led to a fire and small explosion at a house on Valley Street Tuesday evening.
Fire crews responded to the home in the 500 block of Valley Street around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night, and found smoke and fire coming from the home’s lower level.
All residents were able to escape the home before fire crews arrived on scene.
Investigators say a small propane tank ignited during the fire, leading to the explosion.
Crews remained on scene until early Wednesday afternoon to monitor the home.
ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews in Minot responded to a house fire around 9:15 Tuesday night.
The fire occurred in the 500 block of Valley Street.
There was damage to the outside of the home, but the flames were knocked down before 10 p.m.
No word yet on what caused the fire.