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Sprinkler douses balcony fire at south Fargo apartment

A fire sprinkler prevented the spread of this fire, on the second-floor balcony, of an apartment at 4948 47th St. S. in Fargo on Sunday, Sept. 10. Photo special to The Forum.

FARGO—A sprinkler contained a fire on a second-floor balcony, which firefighters credited with helping to prevent the spread of the fire on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Firefighters responded to a call of "smoke and flames coming from inside a second floor apartment" at 4948 47th St. S. When they arrived the firefighters found the fire sprinkler operating.

"Crews checked the apartment and found that the fire was contained to the balcony and there was no one inside," Battalion Chief Dane Carley said in a statement.

Some vinyl siding was damaged before the sprinkler doused the fire. The initial damage estimate is $2,000. No apartment contents were damaged. The fire remains under investigation.