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Published September 15, 2012, 10:04 AM

No injuries in Fargo fire that caused estimated $20,000 of damage

FARGO – The Fargo Fire Department responded to a report of smoke but no flames in a south Fargo house this morning.

FARGO – The Fargo Fire Department responded to a report of smoke but no flames in a south Fargo house this morning.

They responded at 1:52 a.m. to 3508 11th St. S., where the homeowner said there was smoke in the basement and first floor, according to a release from the fire department.

No one was injured in the fire.

During investigation, a smoldering fire was discovered on the deck that had burned into the siding and floor joists of the house. The fire was quickly extinguished.

The homeowner said at 8 p.m. he arrived home to a small fire burning in a plastic flowerpot on his deck. Other occupants of the home said they had discarded cigarettes in the flowerpot earlier. All occupants then left home and returned around 1:30 a.m. to smoke alarms going off. They then shut off the electricity to the house.

Damages are estimate at $20,000, the release stated.

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