Multiple dumpster fires near Downtown Fargo under investigation

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- No injuries or major damage was reported, but an investigation is ongoing connected to several dumpster fires in the area of Downtown Fargo early Thursday morning.

The Fargo Fire Department tells WDAY Radio that they first responded to a dumpster fire at 3:29 a.m. near 12th St N and 1st Ave N. Shortly thereafter, another dumpster fire was reported at 3:49 a.m. at 828 NP Ave. This fire extended into an adjacent structure, causing additional damage and requiring a first alarm assignment. Then at 3:57 a.m, a third dumpster fire occurred at 16 8th St S.

All of the fires were extinguished shortly after firefighters arrived on scene.

The Fargo Fire Department says they and the Fargo Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into the fires. The cause of them is currently under investigation and a preliminary damage estimate is not yet available.

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