Officials release cause of NDSU lab fire

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FARGO — The Fargo Fire Department has determined the cause of an Aug. 13 laboratory fire in a chemistry building at North Dakota State University.

A fire broke out in a first-floor laboratory at Ladd Hall, 1231 Albrecht Boulevard N., when a solution of chemicals in a combustible container was left unattended on a heating and stirring device, the department said in a news release.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire, which caused significant damage to the lab. The fire department reported no injuries.

A damage estimate was not available Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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