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Forum staff reports, Published March 03 2014

Fargo firefighters respond to vehicle fire in garage

FARGO – Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle on fire Monday morning inside a garage in the alley behind 1545 7th St. N. here.

According to the Fargo Fire Department, when crews arrived, they discovered that the fire had spread from the vehicle to the garage. The fire was quickly extinguished, and no one was injured.

Damage to the vehicle, which was destroyed, and the garage is estimated at $25,000 to $30,000. A second, unattached garage about 6 feet to the south also sustained minor fire damage.

The owner of the vehicle said she was trying to start the vehicle when she heard a loud noise and saw flames coming from under the hood. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.