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Person jumps from 2nd-floor window to escape Fargo apartment fire

Fargo firefighters responded to an apartment fire Thursday morning. Damage was contained to one unit.

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FARGO — A person escaped an early morning apartment fire Thursday, July 21, by jumping from a second-floor window.

Firefighters responded to the apartment fire at 728 23rd St. S. at 7:42 a.m., according to the Fargo Fire Department.

When fire crews arrived, they could see smoke and flames coming from multiple windows on the second-floor.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and managed to contain the damage to one unit, the fire department said.

One person, who was inside the unit, jumped from a second-story window to escape the blaze, according to the fire officials. The person, who was not identified, was assessed by medics at the scene, but declined further care.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation. The initial damage estimate was $25,000, fire officials said.

The Fargo Fire Department reminds everyone to check smoke detectors monthly and replace batteries every six months.

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