Fargo, ND – Apartment sprinkler system extinguishes fire

At 12:06 a.m. Sunday morning, Fargo firefighters were called to a report of a structure fire at 414 11th St N.  Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment unit filled with smoke.  The building’s fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the fire.  The apartment’s occupant had safely evacuated before the fire department’s arrival.

The fire was contained to a mattress and bed coverings.  The sprinkler system prevented the fire from spreading to any other parts of the apartment unit or building.  Water from the extinguishment did effect several other units in the building.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  An initial damage estimate is not known at this time.