Firefighters found a melted laundry basket and little fire damage in a laundry area of an apartment building Tuesday evening on the 700 block of East Avenue B.
Occupants were evacuating the building by the time fire crews arrived. Firefighters found smoke in a common hallway but no flames.
They removed damaged materials and ventilated the building. The city reported occupants were allowed to return inside. Eighteen firefighters responded along with Bismarck Police.
The fire’s cause is undetermined.