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South Fargo apartment fire extinguished quickly; unit's residents displaced

The residents of the involved apartment will be displaced until repairs are completed, but all other units in the building were unaffected.

Firefighters battling a kitchen fire at fire  383 Prairiewood Circle South South in Fargo on Saturday, June 18, 2022.jpg
Firefighters battle a kitchen fire at 383 Prairiewood Circle S. in Fargo on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
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FARGO — Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire Saturday, June 18, which left an apartment damaged but no occupants injured.

The first arriving unit from the Fargo Fire Department reported smoke coming from a first-floor window on the north side of the building at 383 Prairiewood Circle S. around 2:06 p.m., according to a Fargo Fire Department press release.

All occupants were reported to be out of the building, and a neighbor called emergency personnel.

Firefighters then pulled a hose line into the building and found the fire in the kitchen of a first-floor apartment. The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes of the first unit arriving on the scene.

Other firefighting crews conducted a search of the building to ensure that all occupants had safely exited the building while the fire was being contained to the one apartment.

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Firefighters worked to remove the smoke that had spread to the rest of the building. The occupants of all units except the unit where the fire began were then allowed back into the building, the press release reported.

The residents of the involved apartment will be displaced until repairs are completed, but all other units in the building were unaffected.

An initial dollar estimate for damage is $5,000, the press release reported. The fire appears to have originated in the kitchen but the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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