Homeowners displaced after early morning Moorhead fire

No one was injured, and an investigation as to what caused the fire is underway.

Crews from the Moorhead Fire Department fighting a fire at one of the mobiles homes in the Bennett Park Cooperative in Moorhead.
Kevin Wallevand // WDAY News

A homeowner is displaced after an early morning fire in Moorhead left a mobile home heavily damaged.

The call came shortly after 10 a.m on Saturday, April 29. Moorhead Fire Fighters were called to the Bennett Park Cooperative, a mobile home community on the 1700 block of 3rd Avenue South in Moorhead.

When firefighters arrived, fire was coming out of the windows, and on the east and west sides of the house. Putting it out only took a few minutes.

"We train on deploying hoses, we're very quick at it," said Moorhead Fire Captain Adam Puetz. "Everybody operated perfectly. So you know, we had the hoses with water and it was a very short amount of time."

No one from the Fire Department was hurt, and no one was inside the house at the time of the fire. The flames left heavy smoke damage, burnt out holes on the building, and damaged the inside of the building heavily.


It left the homeowners without a place to sleep tonight, as firefighters continue to monitor the cause of the fire.

"We'll know more as the days come and our crew did a good job stopping it," Puetz said.

An investigation is underway, with the cost of damages to be determined.

Mike McGurran has been a reporter and anchor at WDAY-TV since 2021.
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