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The West Fargo Fire Department was dispatched to the 5300 block of Eighth Street W. at 8:01 p.m. Thursday, July 8. Upon arrival, a garage attached to a house was fully engulfed and flames were spreading to the home’s attic.
To combat the heavy fire conditions from the exterior, crews used a handline hose on the ground and an aerial stream from a raised ladder. Following the exterior defensive tactics, the crews transitioned to the interior to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Crews were on scene for 2.5 hours.
The house and garage are a total loss. Five people and 1 pet were displaced by the fire. Twenty-six fire personnel from West Fargo Fire responded, as well as 5 from the Fargo Fire Department. F-M Ambulance, the Salvation Army, and the West Fargo Police Department were also on scene.
The source of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal.