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BREAKING: Vehicle Fire Spreads to Garage Near Apartment Complex

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Fargo fire investigators are trying to figure out if a vehicle fire was set or accidental. 

The call came in around 4:30 Friday morning. The car was parked near a row of garages in South Fargo, near Essentia Health.

No one was hurt. Firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly.

People in a nearby apartment saw the fire and pulled the fire alarm in the building. Everyone woke up, but the fire was contained.

 From Fargo Fire:

FARGO, N.D. (April 5, 2013) – At 4:43 a.m., the Fargo Fire Department responded to 2701 32nd Ave. S. to a report of a vehicle on fire with the fire spreading to a garage. Fire crews were on scene within three minutes and found a 2002 Ford Explorer parked next to a garage with flames protruding from the rear of the passenger compartment.  The fire had extended to the garage starting the vinyl siding on fire.  The vehicle was parked on the West end of an unattached 13 stall garage that belonged to an adjoining apartment building. The fires in the vehicle and garage were quickly extinguished. 

The vehicle was destroyed by the fire and damage to the garage was limited to the vinyl siding and sheeting of the West wall.  Damage is estimated at $10,000.00 and there were no injuries.  The apartment building is managed by Goldmark Property.  The fire originated in the vehicle and is under investigation.

Fargo Fire Department responded with 17 personnel on 4 engines, 1 truck, and 1 command vehicle.     

 

 

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