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Friday, October 31, 2014
Update: Dead Body Found in Bismarck Storage Unit Fire    view comments tweat me share on facebook
VIDEO: The Bismarck Police Department is investigating the unattended death of a body found in a cold-storage unit. On Tuesday at 5:49 pm, Bismarck Police responded along with the Bismarck Fire Department to a fire at a cold-storage unit at 311 Enterprise Street. When units responded, the building was engulfed in flames. The fire was contained to three units. The Fire Department conducted an investigation and determined the area of origin. The Fire Department secured the scene for further investigation. Today at 1:54 pm, Bismarck Police were called back to the scene when an insurance investigator, trying to determine the cause of the fire, discovered a body amongst the burnt debris. The body has not been identified. The case is under investigation by Bismarck Police and Bismarck Fire Departments.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bismarck firefighters respond to fire at storage building   view comments tweat me share on facebook
The Bismarck Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at a storage building, 301 Enterprise St., Tuesday. Battalion Chief Rob Carlson said firefighters responded to the building at 5:49 p.m. The fire was contained to three storage units, but smoke had spread throughout the entire building, according to Carson, adding that the fire was under control within five minutes of getting the hoses stretched. Along with the fire damage in three units, there was smoke damage to about 20 other compartments, he reported. Building damage is estimated at $20,000, but the value of the content lost isn’t known, according to the fire department. No one was injured.
Bismarck Tribune

Follow Up: Marine Corps recruiter pleads not guilty to Bismarck arson   view comments tweat me share on facebook
A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court. Anthony DeGroot is charged with arson. Authorities say he started the fires at the armed forces recruiting station on the day after Christmas. DeGroot pleaded not guilty at Wednesday's arraignment in Bismarck. He was released on a promise to appear in court. Trial is set for Jan. 6 in Bismarck. A defense attorney could not be reached for comment.
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