The Bismarck Fire Department responded to Ozark Drive in Iron Mountain Lake on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. According to Bismarck Lieutenant John Colwell the call involved burning brush that caught an abandoned outbuilding on fire.
“It was just an abandoned building that had already pretty much collapsed in itself prior to the fire and they were just burning some brush next to the building,” said Colwell. “The wind spread the fire and caught the building on fire.”
The property owners were on the scene and they said they were just trying to clean the area up when some embers flew up into the roof of the structure and caught fire. They said it wasn’t a loss because they planned on removing it from the property since it was already partially collapsed.
Pilot Knob Fire Protection District assisted Bismarck on the scene and Farmington, Leadwood and Doe Run fire departments were dispatched but were disregarded while enroute.
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