Fargo Police and Fire departments respond to 10 blazes believed to be started by fireworks

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police and Fire departments say they responded to multiple blazes between July 3rd and 5th.

The City of Fargo says firework possession and use in the city is illegal, with an infraction that carries a total of a $100 fine. For this year’s Independence day holiday, there were a 120 complaints regarding fireworks usage, with 10 fires being credited with being started by fireworks.


The following list of fires was provided by the Fargo Fire Department.

July 3, 2024

1001 1st Ave. N. – Trash on a sidewalk intentionally set on fire

3026 Prairie Farms Circle S. – Hot tub fire caused by fireworks

July 4, 2024

20th Street North40th Avenue North – Grass fire

2601 15th St. S. – Vehicle fire caused by fireworks

Atlantic Drive South27th Avenue South – Dumpster fire caused by fireworks

734 19th St. N. – Outside trash fire caused by fireworks

3664 Elm St. N. – Building fire intentionally set in a restroom, caused by fireworks

July 5, 2024                     

1881 39th St. S. – Dumpster fire

1455 12th St. N. – Fire in an attached garage of a residence

5130 44th Ave. S. – Dumpster fire caused by fireworks

No injuries were reported from any of the fires.

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