Updated: Early morning West Fargo fire rips through multi-unit condo

Courtesy: West Fargo Fire Department
Courtesy: West Fargo Fire Department

(Update: 11:33 a.m.) -- A West Fargo fire displaced several residents after it ripped through a condo building.

A spokesperson with the City of West Fargo says they fire began at approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday morning at 237 12th ½ Avenue East. Crews arrived to large flames and smoke pouring from the roof of the building. A ladder truck was used to put out the fire, which burned over five hours. Crews remain on scene to ensure a blaze does not restart.

Fire crews credit additional staff from the new fire headquarters as a crucial reason why more property was saved and lives were protected.

“For the first time, the West Fargo Fire Department had multiple full-time crews available to assist in containing and fighting a very active structure fire,” said Chief Dan Fuller. “The addition of a full-time crew housed out of our new fire headquarters in the north quadrant of West Fargo was instrumental in limiting the loss of property and protecting the lives of our residents.”

A total damage estimate is unknown at this time, but six condo units sustained heavy smoke and fire damage. An exact cause is still under investigation. All residents inside the units were displaced due to the blaze. No one was injured. 


(Update: 6:12 a.m.) -- We are now hearing initial reports from authorities as a town home fire still burns this morning.

A spokesperson from the City of West Fargo says crews were called to the scene around 3:45 a.m. to put out a structure fire located at 237 12 1/2 Avenue East. Smoke and flames were escaping from the roof of the building. 

Multiple residents are displaced due to the incident. No injuries are reported. Additional information is expected to be released when more details are available. 


(West Fargo, ND) -- Fire crews are working to put out an early morning blaze in several West Fargo town-homes.

Crews were called just after 3:45 to the 200 block of 12 -and-a half- Avenue East.  Several vehicles are on scene. Large flames are easily visible, and crews are working on putting out the blaze.

WDAY Radio is reaching out to authorities at this time for additional details.