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Moorhead firefighters extinguish dryer fire at apartment

Firefighters responded to the 1200 block of 19th 1/2 St S early Wednesday, May 18th to extinguish flames coming from a drying machine.

Moorhead firefighters extinguish dryer fire at apartment building
Moorhead firefighters had to extinguish a fire in a laundry room at 1210 19 1/2 St S early Wednesday, May 18.
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MOORHEAD— Firefighters quickly extinguished a dryer fire early Wednesday, May 18 at an apartment building two blocks south of Romkey Park.

Emergency crews were dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. to 1210 19th 1/2 St S for a report of a dryer that was putting out smoke.

Moorhead police officers arrived before fire crews and confirmed that there were flames coming from a dryer inside the laundry room in the building.

Firefighters upgraded the call to a 2-alarm fire but were able to quickly extinguish it once they arrived.

Nobody was hurt and there were no people displaced.

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The estimated cost of damage is approximately $5,000 and the cause is under investigation, according to the Moorhead Fire Department.

This is a developing story.

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