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House fire in North Fargo; woman and dog rescued

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FARGO -- The Fargo Fire department responded to an unkown incident at 721 29 St N, Fargo at 8 am on Sunday, December 17th.

According to Batallion Chief Bruce Anderson, when crews arrived on scene they found a house on fire 2 adults and one child safely outside of the home but were told there was still an adult female in the homes basement.

Fire crews were able to make access to the basement through an egress window and found the adult female unconscious and were able to get her out through the same egress window.

She was transfered by FM Ambulance to Sanford Hospital.

Fire crews also found an unresponsive dog inside the home, they rescued the dog and administered oxygen to revive the pet and then turned it over to Fargo Police Animal Control.

Fargo Fire Batallion Chief Bruce Anderson want to use this fire as a good example of the importance of having egress windows in your basement.

Damage is estimated to be at $120,000.

No firefighters were injured in the fire. One Fargo police officer was treated and released for smoke inhalation.

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