FARGO – Fire crews responded to a fire here Saturday, July 23, that damaged the front porch of a house at 1307 11th Ave. N., just a block away from where fire destroyed the Bison Turf bar the day before.
At around noon, smoke was reported coming out of the house. Crews were en route to a different building, so two engines and a truck company within a few blocks of the address were diverted to the fire.
Battalion Chief Dane Carley said firefighters don’t know what caused the fire, though damage was limited to the porch. Fire fighters removed parts of the porch, like the door frame and siding, and sprayed water inside. The home was searched and fire controlled within about 10 minutes of crews arriving on scene.
No one was home when the fire was reported, Carley said.
Damage was estimated at $25,000.