UPDATE: Two people killed in south Fargo house fire

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:41 AM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Two people have died following a fire at a home in south Fargo, and Fire Department says it was a tough one to fight. City officials have released the names of those found dead as 88-year-old Jean and 91-year-old Garnet Blouin.

Reports of smoke and flames could be seen rising from the home in the 1400 block of 2nd Avenue South just after 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26.

Firefighters say everything inside the home made it hard for the crews to get in and difficult to extinguish the fire. Two firefighters fell into a hole in the floor of the house but were able to get themselves out.

Crews continued to fight the fire for several hours and the home partially collapsed, which slowed down the search inside the home.

The cause of the fire and a damage estimate are not yet available.

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