Fargo firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in a 5-unit apartment building at 3rd Avenue North and 6th Street North in Fargo at 1:31 a.m. this morning. Initial reports from the 9-1-1 callers indicated that one male had jumped from the third floor and others were still inside the building.
The first arriving fire engine reported heavy fire showing from the west half of the top floor of the building. Crews pulled lines to knock down and stop the spread of the fire while others searched the rest of the building for occupants. Crews did not find anyone else inside. The fire was contained to the apartment on the west side of the third floor, which was the one burning on the fire department’s arrival. The bulk of the fire was knocked down by 1:46 a.m. but crews are still checking for hidden fire at 3:00 a.m. while the fire investigation is being conducted.
FM Ambulance began treating the male who had jumped from the window and transported him to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time but he was conscious at the scene prior to being transported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The cost of the damage has not been estimated at this time.
The Fargo Fire Department responded with 17 personnel on four engines, one truck, and two command vehicles. FM Ambulance responded to provide emergency medical care. Fargo Police Department responded to assist with traffic and crowd control.