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UPDATE: North Fargo apartment fire causes $225,000 in damages

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Fargo, ND - Fargo fire crews responded to an early-morning blaze Wednesday at a northside apartment building.

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Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley said the call came in at about 5:30 a.m. reporting that smoke was coming from a vent in a second-floor apartment at 715 32nd Ave. N.

When fire crews arrived, they found the fire appeared to have begun in the ceiling of a first-floor bathroom, then burned its way through a second-floor wall and up into the roof of the building, Carley said.

Fire fighters had to remove some of the roof and the sheetrock in the walls and ceilings of both floors to put out the fire.

No one was injured, but the damages are estimated to be $225,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

All but two of the 16 apartment units appear to remain livable, Carley said.

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