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Fire Causes $2.5 Million in Damage at Dealership


The repair shop at Capital R.V. in Bismarck, N.D., caught fire Sunday morning, causing at least $2.5 million damage.

This story by Caroline Grueskin and Jessica Holdman originally appeared in The Bismarck Tribune.

Fire crews responded to the blaze around 9 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Dean Meyer. Firefighters forced open the overhead doors to the shop, where multiple motorhomes were burning. The motorhomes had to be towed from the building. The fire was mostly extinguished by 11:30 a.m.

About 40 firefighters contained the blaze to the shop and keep it from spreading to the showroom.

No one was inside when the fire started, and there were no injuries. Several motor homes were destroyed.

Damage to the building is expected to total $1.5 million, according to the fire department. The ruined contents, including several motor homes, were worth at least $1 million.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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