By Associated Press - Sunday, July 14, 2019

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Firefighters are battling a large apartment fire in Mandan in sweltering heat.

Crews were called to the fire at the 42-unit apartment in north Mandan on Sunday afternoon. No injuries are reported.

Police say the fire is near Mandan Middle School. Authorities are asking people to stay away.

Deputy Mandan Police Chief Lori Flaten says firefighters are not lasting long in the heat and are calling for additional crews. Flaten says the roof of the structure is gone.

The temperature in Mandan on Sunday afternoon was approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsuis).



It was not immediately clear how many people lived in the building.

The Bismarck Tribune reports fire crews from Bismarck and the Mandan Rural Fire Department are assisting the Mandan Fire Department.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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