Hornbacher’s in Osgood briefly evacuated after small fire

A small fire happened at the Osgood Hornbacher's.
A small fire happened at the Osgood Hornbacher's.(KVLY)
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 6:43 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2023 at 8:16 PM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Hornbacher’s grocery store in Osgood (Fargo) was briefly evacuated, after a small fire, Tuesday evening.

A Fargo fire official says they believe it was a related to a fryer. No injuries were reported, and the fire was quickly knocked down.

They say the caller reported a fire in the bakery and said the store was filling up with smoke.

Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from a large exhaust unit over the bakery. The crew entered a door near the bakery and knocked down the fire. Other crews evacuated the people remaining in the store and then removed the smoke.

Fire damage appears to be limited to a fryer and hood over the fire, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There is also some water damage from a sprinkler that operated and kept the fire limited to a small area of the kitchen.

One person was affected by the smoke, but did not seek medical care.

The initial damage estimate is $20,000 for cooking equipment and damaged product.

Hornbacher’s Director of Operations said that the store would be closed until at least 6:00 a.m. on February 1, 2023.