Firefighters rescue person from roof during Fargo apartment fire

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- No injuries were reported after a fire broke out at a South Fargo apartment building Saturday afternoon.

The Fargo Fire Department says that at 2:08 p.m, crews were dispatched to a report of an apartment on fire at 335 8th Ave S.  Initial reports stated that it was unknown if victims were inside.

When firefighters arrived, there were flames showing at the rear of the building on both the second and third floors. An occupant was stranded on the roof of the building and removed by fire crews using ground ladders. All other occupants were able to safely exit the building prior to fire crews arriving on scene.

The fire was fully extinguished within approximately 30 minutes of units arriving on scene. Two cats were also located in the building and removed unharmed. 

The home had significant fire damage on the second and third floors with extensive smoke damage as well. The Red Cross is assisting 3 occupants with temporary lodging.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. A preliminary damage estimate is approximately $50,000.