Fargo firefighters responded to a reported house fire located at 115 14th St. N. On arrival, smoke was showing out of the second floor windows and eves. Firefighters made entry to the second floor and encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions. Firefighters were able to control the fire within 15 minutes of arriving on scene. Three adults and one infant were home at the time of the fire and able to exit the home safely. Multiple cats and a dog were also able to exit the house with Firefighter assistance.
There were no injuries however, the house sustained heavy smoke and fire damage. All four residents have been displaced and are working with the Red Cross for temporary housing. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
In 2017, there were 3,400 fire deaths and 14,670 injuries. Having working smoke alarms is one way to minimize fire deaths and injuries. Also designating a safe place to meet with all family members when exiting a home during an emergency is good practice. 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.