Bismarck hotel fire ruled completely out

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Firefighters have wrapped up their work at the scene of a Bismarck hotel fire that displaced dozens of people and injured a firefighter. But they're still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Assistant Fire Chief Darrol Hopfauf tells the Bismarck Tribune that the fire that started at the Bismarck Motor Hotel about 4:30 a.m. Monday was ruled completely out on Tuesday, and the property was turned over to the owner.

All of the 55 people inside the hotel early Monday got out safely. Many of them are staying at a local church that in the past has housed Fargo flood victims.