Fargo first responders put out large vehicle fire near prominent intersection

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

(Update 2:45 p.m.) -- No injuries are reported, but an R.V is totaled after a Monday morning fire near Veterans Boulevard. 

The Fargo Fire Department says they responded just before 9:10 a.m. to the vehicle fire on the north end of the parking lot. Authorities say they closed eastbound 23rd Avenue South due to smoke concerns, and then began to put out the blaze, which took about eight minutes to knock down.

A spokesperson says the R.V. started on fire near the front of the vehicle, and reported multiple different pops and explosion like sounds, but none that were large enough to cordon off a larger area or halt their efforts to knock down the blaze. The spokesperson says owner of the R.V. was at the scene. No injuries were reported due to the incident.

The department spokesperson says the R.V. was packed with materials for a two-year road trip. Additionally, they were told by the owner the R.V. was in storage for about two years, and had reason to believe mice or squirrels possibly caused damage to wiring in the vehicle. 

An investigation into damage totals to the R.V. and it's contents, along with the concrete below the R.V., is under underway at this time.


(Fargo, ND) -- A large vehicle fire near a highly-traveled intersection in Fargo is causing traffic delays in the area. 

The Fargo Fire and Police Department responded to the Casey's General Store and Bell Bank building, located at 5680 23rd Avenue South, just before 9:10 a.m. on reports of a fire in the north end of the parking lot. Eyewitnesses say they saw a plume of black smoke launch into the air, which slowly turned white. 

WDAY Radio has reached out to Fargo officials to learn about any potential injuries and other information related to the incident. Stay with us as more information becomes available.