Jamestown (CSi)  A call to Stutsman County Dispatch shortly after 5-p.m., Friday concerned about a possible apartment building fire, was smoke seen coming from an unlawful controlled burn.
The Jamestown City Fire Department responded at 5:11 p.m., and
Lt. Sheldon Mohr says callers thought the smoke was coming from an apartment building at the intersection of 16th Avenue and 16th Street Southwest, but was a controlled burn outside city limits, along 17th Avenue, Southwest.
The fire  violated the burn ordinance.
He says those wanting to establish a controlled burn are required to  contact the Law Enforcement Center in Jamestown to report the controlled burn day and time  avoiding false alarms to the fire department.

21 city fire fighters and four units  cleared the scene at 5:25 p.m.

Jamestown Police were also on the scene.