Fargo News

South Fargo fire damages apartment building, residents seek new homes

Fargo, North Dakota – A fire incident has left residents of a south Fargo apartment building without homes after extensive damage was inflicted on the structure’s second and third floors. The unfortunate event occurred before 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, drawing immediate response from Fargo Fire crews to 2551 Villa Drive South. Initial reports indicated smoke emanating from a third-floor unit, prompting a swift investigation by the fire department.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered flames within the ceiling space above a second-floor apartment, which quickly spread to the third floor and into the attic. This rapid spread resulted in considerable damage, forcing all occupants of the 24-unit building to seek alternative housing. In response to the crisis, the property management team, alongside the American Red Cross, has stepped in to assist displaced residents in finding temporary accommodations.

The fire’s impact was largely concentrated on two apartments and the adjacent hallways of the second and third floors. The financial toll of the damage is estimated at around $80,000, marking a significant loss for the community. Efforts to support the affected residents and repair the damage are underway as the Fargo community comes together in the wake of this disaster.

Jimmy Hathaway

Having spent my formative years in the beloved city of Grand Forks, I eventually relocated to Fargo during my second decade of life. The passion for journalism runs deep within my bloodline, as numerous close relatives have been, and some continue to be, engaged in the field as reporters and journalists. Outside of my professional pursuits, I cherish the moments spent in the company of my family.

Comments are closed.