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One fire led to another, actually four more, and it has resulted in the evacuation of what is said to be Minot largest apartment building. City Fire Marshal Brian Andersen issued an evacuation order for all 152 units located in the North Highlands Apartments on July 12. Since that decree, residents have not been allowed to sleep in their homes.On July 10 the Minot Fire Department responded to an elevator fire at the North Highlands Apartments. The fire was put out without anyone being injured. All fire prevention systems in the building worked perfectly safety lights, alarms, fire doors and sprinklers included. However, over the following two days, four more fires were reported at North Highlands. All of the fires were in electric clothes dryers.fire in the elevator equipment room was pretty significant, leading to the dryer vent fires. It a horrible situation, said Andersen. fortunate it didn go up. In one case the PVC coating on a gas line caught fire. We very lucky it wasn a major fire. The life saving systems worked. five electrical fires in three days was enough for Andersen to issue the evacuation order for the massive complex. Residents were informed July 12 that they could no long occupy the building. Residents were told they could enter their apartments during daylight hours to check on pets and such,
but had to find other accommodations to spend the night. The short notice had many scurrying to comply with the order.According to one disgruntled resident paying hotel rent, several people are uncomfortable with what happened and now wish to get out of their leases. The North Highlands are managed by Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions based in Michigan. Reportedly, residents of the North Highlands have been offered prorated rent payments for those days in which the evacuation is in effect.Electrical service has been disconnected to most of the North Highlands building where the elevator room fire occurred. Andersen says that was a necessary precaution while workers address issues related to the original fire at the apartments, the cause of which was water that entered the building and compromised the electrical system.building won be occupied until it is safe again. Some think it won be, but it will be, assured Andersen. will be brand new underground wiring, service main, breakers and the whole works. All will be brand new and approved products. emphasized that no one really did anything wrong leading up to the fire. An apparent leak in the foundation allowed water into the building. Repairs are being made to insure that the situation doesn repeat itself in the future.make sure no water gets into it, said Andersen. been monitoring with inspections four to eight times a day. Before residents can return to their apartment units both the fire marshal and city inspector will have to sign off that all repairs are up to code.Residents of the North Highlands Apartments remain under an evacuation order issued by Minot’s fire marshal following five electrical fires in three days.still have our hands full trying to get through it, remarked Andersen. make sure that the issue that caused the fire and the wiring is fixed.