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Fire at hotel caused by overheated battery charger

FARGO - A fire at a hotel on the city's south side was caused by an overheated battery charger, firefighters said Thursday. Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Lee Soeth said firefighters responded to a call about a small fire in one of the rooms at the V...

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Vista Inn and Suites, 3420 21st Avenue South. Via Google Street View.
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FARGO - A fire at a hotel on the city’s south side was caused by an overheated battery charger, according to a news release.
Firefighters responded to a call about a small fire in one of the rooms at the Vista Inn, 3420 21st Ave. S., at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, said Fargo Battalion Chief Lee Soeth.
One crew found a small fire burning on top of a dresser and put it out while others searched the remaining rooms for occupants and removed smoke from the rest of the building.
The smoke damage in the room with the fire displaced its occupant, who found another room elsewhere, Soeth said in the release.
An investigation by the Fire Department showed the fire was caused by a battery charger that was plugged in and had overheated.
Damage is estimated at $6,000.

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