Fire crews rush to apartment fire, people forced to evacuate

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 3:49 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Firefighters rushed to an apartment fire in South Fargo and forced people living there to evacuate for their safety.

The call for the fire came in around 3 a.m. on Thursday, July 22 in the 2600 block of 15th St. S. That’s just a few blocks away from where fire crews were fighting a major apartment fire minutes earlier.

In this fire, crews had ladders going up to a second story balcony and were venting the building of all the smoke. Fire officials say people jumped from second-story balconies to escape. There is now considerable smoke damage to the second floor of the apartment, according to firefighters.

Three people are now forced to find a new place to stay because their unit was seriously damaged.

Our Valley Today reporter on scene says five fire trucks were on scene along with police.

No one was seriously injured in the fire or evacuation process.

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