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Cooking oil fire in north Fargo sends 2 to hospital

The cause of the fire was under investigation, although a fire official believed it to be accidental.

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FARGO — Two Fargo residents were injured in a kitchen fire Tuesday night, Jan. 18.

Fire crews were called to 302 30th Ave. N. about 9:30 p.m. and found one resident with burns on their hands, smoke in the apartment and some small spots still burning because of a cooking oil fire, according to Battalion Chief Dane Carley of the Fargo Fire Department.

Medics took the resident with burns to Sanford Medical Center's emergency room.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, but a second resident began having trouble breathing. Emergency workers treated that resident until another ambulance arrived to take them to the Sanford hospital, too.

Carley said the injuries of both residents were relatively minor.

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The cause of the fire was under investigation, although Carley believed it to be accidental. An estimate on the cost of the damage was not immediately available, he said.

Carley said that if a fire occurs while cooking, don't move the pan, turn off the heat, cover the pan with a lid, do not use water on a cooking oil or grease fire and call 911.

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An almost 50-year veteran of the newspaper business, Amundson has worked for The Forum and Forum News Service for 15 years. He started as a sport reporter in Minnesota. He is currently the city and night reporter for The Forum. bamundson@forumcomm.com 701-451-5665
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