Kitchen fire damages home in South Fargo

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

(Fargo, ND) -- A homeowner in South Fargo suffered injuries from smoke inhalation after the Fargo Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire Saturday night.

The Department tells WDAY Radio that the fire broke out in a home at 2578 Golden Valley Parkway South at 7:53 p.m. Saturday.

The homeowner was attempting to get his dog out of the house before firefighters arrived on scene. The first arriving unit reported heavy smoke coming from an open door in the front of the house. They entered the house to find a fire burning in the kitchen and quickly extinguished it. The fire was under control after roughly 14 minutes.

Crews encountered a frozen hydrant initially and had to connect to one further down the street. Fortunately, they did not run out of water before a supply line was established.

A dog was reported still in the house so crews searched for and located him on the second floor. They were able to safely bring it out to reunite with the homeowner.

A damage estimate is not available at this time. The homeowner sought medical attention after the fire.

The cause is currently under investigation.