In the middle of the night, the fire wakes up the residents

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – The Brentwood II building, in the 100 block of West Bismarck, was evacuated early Wednesday morning. One unit caught fire, but all 12 units were damaged by smoke and heat.

Six fire engines, the Crisis Care Chaplaincy and the Red Cross responded to the displaced residents as the entire building was evacuated.

“The Red Cross is currently assisting six different cases and 17 different people in the multi-story fire in Bismarck. We expect that number to grow over time as people see the haze and seek more help later. We are here to help. We will,” said Red Cross Executive Director Zoe Wergland Manstrom.

Several residents needed rescue and five were transported by ambulance for medical treatment. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Bismarck Fire Department.

Red Cross Executive Director Zoe Wergeland Manstrom says she and North Dakota Red Cross volunteers respond to about one fire a week across the state.

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