Police arrest man in connection with south Fargo arsonFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Police are investigating unusual fires at two south Fargo apartment buildings last night. While responders were at the first fire, the second happened less than a block away.
Police are investigating unusual fires at two south Fargo apartment buildings last night. While responders were at the first fire, the second happened less than a block away.
Fire Department officials say the first fire started happened here just before ten last night, in a bedroom on the third floor apartment. Damage wasn't extensive at 3301 16th Avenue South, but two children, a four and six year old had to be taken to the hospital for unknown injuries.
Gary Lorenz – Acting Chief, Fargo Fire Department: “There wasn't an excessive amount of fuel load in that apartment but once that carpeting and all those products had started to burn it was gonna spread very quickly."
While responders were here police were also called here, to 3331 15th Avenue South less than one block away. The door of a ground floor apartment was on fire around the door knob and deadbolt.
Gary Lorenz: "There was some smoldering we extinguished when we got on scene, and there was a fair amount of smoke in the second building fire crews ventilated."
Police found this man, 29 year-old Lyndon Greybear from Fort Totten, at the scene and arrested him in connection with that fire.
Lt. Joel Vettel – Fargo Police: "The individual who was arrested is arrested only to the fire on 15th Avenue so far.
Police still won't say if Greybear is connected to the first fire. Greybear faces felony charges for endangering by fire or explosive.