Fargo Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

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

(Fargo, ND) -- No injuries were reported after a fire near Downtown Fargo Tuesday afternoon.

The Fargo Fire Department tells WDAY Radio crews responded to a report of a kitchen fire at 1446 4th Avenue North at 4:13 p.m. While en route, dispatch updated responding units that the caller was outside with four children but one occupant had come out and then gone back in to put the fire out.

The first arriving unit reported black smoke coming from the house. They entered the house to find the occupant, and found her trying to put out the fire.

Heavy black smoke filled the residence, with crews saying the fire was located over her head. The woman was taken from the home, then crews attacked the blaze and knocked it down after about 10 minutes.

The kitchen was heavily damaged, but the rest of the house only had smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and initial damage estimates are around $25,000. The residents chose to stay in the house and were not displaced.