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Fire that destroyed Harwood house ruled accidental

Firefighters from Harwood and West Fargo respond to a house fire at 6913 48th Ave. N. that was reported about 2:25 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017. Dave Wallis / The Forum

HARWOOD, N.D.—A fire here that destroyed a home on Friday, March 17 has been ruled accidental.

The fire started inside a fireplace that was in the home, Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Briggeman said in a release.

Crews spent hours battling the fire at 6913 48th Ave. N. No one was injured.

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller said the home was a total loss. A nearby garage sustained some damage to its siding.