Fargo apartment blaze that injured 5 was intentionally set, fire marshal says

Heavy smoke forced some to jump from third floor

FARGO — A fire in April at a Fargo apartment building that injured at least five people and forced some to leap from the third floor of the building to escape heavy smoke was intentionally set, according to Fire Marshal Ryan Erickson.

The fire, which broke out in a first-floor apartment, was reported about 7:25 p.m. on April 23 at the North Manor Apartments at 2814 Seventh St. N.

Fire crews rescued two people from a second-floor balcony, but a number of people on the third floor had to jump to the ground to escape heavy smoke that spread throughout the building.

At least two people were taken to the hospital and three people were treated at the scene, fire officials said.


No other details were available Wednesday, June 3, as the case remains under investigation, Erickson said.

In a separate fire, Erickson said officials are still investigating the cause of a house fire in May that resulted in the death of Emily Wollin, 38.

A passerby reported the fire the afternoon of May 26 at 1123 University Drive S.

Responding fire crews quickly knocked down the flames and found Wollin after searching the house.

According to Fargo police, foul play is not suspected in Wollin's death.

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