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Fargo fire displaces tenants from 24 apartment units

Fargo firefighters were dispatched at 3:05 p.m. to 3420 42nd St. S. after 911 callers reported fire in three separate apartment units, the fire departed reported.

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Flames and smoke burn an apartment building at 3420 42nd St. S in Fargo Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25.
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FARGO — Tenants from 24 units were displaced after part of their south Fargo apartment complex caught fire the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 25.

Fargo firefighters were dispatched at 3:05 p.m. to 3420 42nd St. S. after 911 callers reported fire in three separate apartment units, the fire departed reported. Upon arrival, firefighters could see balconies on three separate floors engulfed in flames.

The Fargo Fire Department responded with 13 apparatus and 29 firefighters. West Fargo Fire Department, Fargo police and Sanford Ambulance assisted on scene. The fire was extinguished within and hour and firefighters planned to monitor the building overnight.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the damage is estimated at $500,000, according to the Fargo Fire Department.

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Flames fill two apartment balconies at 3420 42nd St. S, as firefighters try to put out the fire with their hoses Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25.
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