Cause of south Fargo apartment fire still unclear

Fargo firefighters ventilate an apartment building after a fire Friday, May 10, at 4877 28th Ave. S. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO, N.D. — Authorities are investigating the cause of a short-lived fire that forced the evacuation a three-story south Fargo apartment building Friday afternoon, May 10.

Firefighters first received a report of the blaze in a third-floor unit at the Bright Sky Apartments, 4877 28th Ave. S., around 2:30 p.m. Crews were quickly able to reach the fire, which had already been put out by the building's sprinkler system, according to a news release from the Fargo Fire Department.

Firefighters then focused on shutting down the sprinkler system to reduce further water damage, according to the release. The cost of damages has not yet been assessed.

Residents of damaged units have been placed in other apartments managed by the rental company, officials said. No injuries were reported in the fire.

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