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Driver dragged from burning car in north Fargo

FARGO - Passers-by dragged the driver of a burning car to safety this morning on Interstate 29 in north Fargo, a fire official said. The car was southbound on I-29 when it caught fire, Battalion Chief Dane Carley said. Dispatchers received the in...

FARGO - Passers-by dragged the driver of a burning car to safety this morning on Interstate 29 in north Fargo, a fire official said.

The car was southbound on I-29 when it caught fire, Battalion Chief Dane Carley said.

Dispatchers received the initial 911 call at 7:53 a.m. reporting the car's location about a half-mile north of 19th Avenue North.

A second call a minute later related that several people were trying to get the driver out of the burning car, and the same caller reported a minute later that they had smashed a window and dragged the driver out, Carley said.

When firefighters arrived, the engine and passenger compartments of the car were engulfed, Carley said.

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F-M Ambulance transported the driver, who complained of smoke inhalation, to Essentia Health, Carley said.

The cause of the fire was undetermined, he said.

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