UPDATE: Two displaced by fire in north Moorhead; fire ruled accidental

House heavily damaged
House heavily damaged(Valley News Live)
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 8:01 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2021 at 5:34 PM CDT
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Moorhead, Minn. (Valley News Live) - (UPDATE)

A home in Moorhead was damaged by fire on the city’s northside Wednesday morning. No one was hurt, but two people are displaced.

Our Valley News Live crew on scene said there is heavy damage on the backside of the home. Firefighters say the fire started in the southwest corner of the house and they had to tear into the siding to put out hot spots.

The call came in around 7:20 a.m. at 401 17th Street North. That’s in a neighborhood north of Park Christian School.

Moorhead Fire Department has ruled the fire to be accidental.

Fire crews believe it was caused by a burning candle in the bedroom that ignited curtains.

Still no word on the estimated cost of damages.

Moorhead Fire and Moorhead Police responded. The Salvation Army was also on scene to provide support to first responders.

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