A Saturday afternoon (Aug 27th) dumpster fire in the 200 block of 1st Street had at least three fire trucks busy in Bismarck.

The call came in around the 4 p.m., when eye witnesses arrived on the scene, a man was trying to put out a large trash dumpster fire with a garden hose. The dumpster was situated close between two houses.


The smoke was seen billowing from the scene for blocks downtown.


The fire was quickly extinguished once the fire department arrived on scene. Bismarck Police were on the scene to close traffic.