Kitchen fire displaces South Fargo tenants

(Fargo, ND) – No injuries were reported after a kitchen fire at a South Fargo apartment complex Saturday afternoon.

The Fargo Fire Department said WDAY Radio crews responded to a structural fire report at 383 Prairiewood Circle South around 2:06 p.m. The 9-1-1 caller was a neighbor who reported smoke coming from a window.

“The first unit to arrive saw smoke coming from a first floor window on the north side of the building,” Acting Battalion Commander Brandon Wehner said in a statement broadcast to WDAY Radio. “All occupants were out of the building. That’s when we pulled out a garden hose and found the fire in the kitchen of a first-floor apartment. It was extinguished within 10 minutes of the arrival of the first unit on the scene.”

Other fire crews conducted a search of the building to ensure all occupants were safely out while the fire was contained to the single apartment. No casualties were found in any of the apartments, although smoke spread throughout the building. Crews then worked to clear the smoke, and after a short time all occupants of all units except the one where the fire occurred were allowed inside.

Residents of the affected apartment will be relocated until repairs are completed. An initial estimate of damages is $5,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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