The cause of a house fire around 1:30 a.m. Friday is under investigation to determine its cause, according to the Bismarck Fire Department.
No one was injured in the fire at 1410 E. Boulevard Ave. The home's only resident vacated the premises after waking up to a smoke detector and fire on the first floor, the city reported.
Upon arriving, fire crews, including 21 personnel, took on fire from multiple areas of the house and moderate smoke. They extinguished the fire within 30 minutes of arrival. Preliminary damages are estimated at $50,000, the city said.
The first floor of the home saw extensive damage with smoke evident throughout the structure, said Battalion Chief Brooks Martin, adding that rebuilding will likely take some time.
The Rev. Greg Carr, the fire department's chaplain, said the home's occupant didn't need assistance with housing.