Victim's name released in fatal incident in apartment fire
The fire on the building's second floor was out within 10 minutes.
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FARGO — The name of the Fargo man who was found dead when firefighters responded to a fire on Tuesday night, April 26, in an apartment building in south Fargo has been released.
The victim, however, hasn't been positively identified, but the Fargo Police Department said late Wednesday night that it believes the man is Bradley James Meide, 36, who was the tenant in the second-floor apartment.
Due to facial trauma to the suspected suicidal male, police said positive identification is being sought through dental records with help from the coroner's office.
Next of kin have been notified.
There is also an autopsy being performed and Fargo detectives said they expect results by late Thursday.
The fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. with Fargo firefighters responding to the fire call at 2701 32nd Avenue South.
Residents were evacuated and crews had the fire out within 10 minutes.
The fire department said they found a man believed to be Meide in the unit while putting the fire out. There were no other injuries reported.
The Fargo Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and has not released the name of the victim.
The fire department responded with five engines, one truck and battalion chiefs.
The investigation is ongoing.