(UPDATE)-Vehicle fire in downtown Fargo parking garage, damage cost unknown

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Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 2:12 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2020 at 11:59 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -

(UPDATE)-- At 12:42 p.m. the Fargo Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire inside a multi-level parking garage located at 625 2nd Ave N in downtown Fargo. 

The first two units arrived on the scene within two minutes of being dispatched and located a vehicle on fire on the fifth floor of the garage. Crews worked to extinguish the fire with the help of the building’s sprinkler system that had two heads activate above the vehicle. 

The sprinkler system helped keep the fire contained to the original vehicle and not spread to a vehicle next to it. There were no injuries as a result of the fire and firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes of arriving on the scene.

The Fire Department was delayed by the public parking in front of a fire hydrant and one vehicle driving over a fire hose.  The Fargo Fire Department would like to remind the public that it is illegal to drive over a fire hose when it is stretched out on the street. 

This causes damage to the hose and places crews relying on the hose in danger if it fails. Also, please refrain from parking in front of fire hydrants. It causes delays in establishing a water supply for fire suppression operations.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.  The Fargo Fire Department responded with 16 firefighters on four engine companies, one ladder company, and one command vehicle.

Additional information on fire safety can be found at www.fargofire.com.  You can also follow the Fargo Fire Department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FargoFireDepartment.

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(ORIGINAL)--Investigators are trying to figure out what started a vehicle fire in a parking garage in downtown Fargo.

It happened at 625 2nd Ave N in the Roberts Commons Parking Garage. Fargo fire said they spent 15 minutes putting out the blaze on the fifth floor of the garage.

Authorities said they don’t know the fire cause and don’t have a cost of damages. No injures have been reported.

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