Fargo apartment fire leaves more than 150 homelessby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Officials in Fargo, North Dakota are cleaning up after a huge fire badly damaged a large apartment complex in the city Monday night.
Fargo Fire Department spokesman Jesse Schmidt said no one was hurt, but more than 60 apartments were involved in the fire and more than 150 residents have been left homeless by the blaze.
"We had crews there overnight," Schmidt said. "They're still there even this morning. We do have fire investigators on scene and they're still there trying to determine the exact cause."
The fire started at about 6 p.m. Monday at the Galleria on 42nd complex, and eventually grew to a five-alarm blaze that involved nearly every fire department in the area. Schimdt said more than 150 firefighters were at the scene at one point.
Shellie Simonson Ulven, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, said that they're working to help people from the building find shelter, food and clothing.
"Outside of floods, this is going to be one of our largest responses in many years," she said. "We've got a lot of Red Cross volunteers and staff on hand to help these people out."
Fire officials say they believe the building may be a total loss.