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Fire ignites in Dickinson building under construction

Nobody was injured during a fire that the Dickinson Fire Department spent seven hours fighting Wednesday, Chief Bob Sivak said.

It ignited in an apartment building being constructed and firefighters shut down a section of 10th Avenue West twice Wednesday, he said.

"There was an active fire in the void space between the second and third floor in the northeast corner of the building," Sivak said.

The construction crew working on the building called the fire in just before 10 a.m. and 24 firefighters responded, Sivak said.

Firefighters thought they were done, but had to return to the structure just before 3 p.m.

The cause of the fire appears to be related to workers soldering pipes in the apartment building, Sivak said.

"Tentatively, it looks like that work may have started some combustible framing members in the ceiling area on fire," he said.

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