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Published January 27, 2013, 08:53 PM

Firefighters battle a storage unit fire in West Fargo

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Firefighters had to break into a storage unit in West Fargo when a vehicle inside caught fire.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Firefighters had to break into a storage unit in West Fargo when a vehicle inside caught fire.

It happened at about 4:30 at M & B Storage. A malfunction in the engine, likely electrical, started the blaze.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to knock down the flames. Other items inside, including a motorcycle, sustained some smoke damage.

Chief Roy Schatschneider, with the West Fargo Fire Dept., says, "Of course, being a weekend, everything was locked up. We had to force the overhead door in order to get inside to see what was burning, but we could tell we had a fire going. We didn't know the magnitude of it until we got in and took a look."

Firefighters were startled by a loud bang during the fire - it was an airbag going off inside the vehicle.

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