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UPDATE: No one injured in Grand Forks house fire

No one was injured in a house fire Friday afternoon in north Grand Forks. Firefighters responded at 2:33 p.m. Friday to the structure fire at 2002 Fourth Ave. N., where they discovered flames and smoke coming from windows on the first floor. No o...

Grand Forks firefighters respond to a house fire about 2:30 p.m. Friday at the northwest corner of North 20th Street and Fourth Avenue North. (Grand Forks Herald/April Baumgarten)
Grand Forks firefighters respond to a house fire about 2:30 p.m. Friday at the northwest corner of North 20th Street and Fourth Avenue North. (Grand Forks Herald/April Baumgarten)

No one was injured in a house fire Friday afternoon in north Grand Forks.

Firefighters responded at 2:33 p.m. Friday to the structure fire at 2002 Fourth Ave. N., where they discovered flames and smoke coming from windows on the first floor. No one was in the 1 ½-story house when the blaze started, according to a news release. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but smoke was seen billowing from the windows when the Herald arrived at the scene.

“The fire caused significant damage to the first floor kitchen area and smoke damage throughout the building,” the release said. “Damage is estimated between $50,000 and $60,000, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.”

The Grand Forks Fire Department responded with 17 personnel on five fire engines, one ladder truck and a command vehicle, the release said. Police blocked several streets in the area, including 20th Street from University Avenue to Fifth Avenue North. Most streets were reopened as of 5 p.m. Friday, with the exception of engines blocking streets immediately in front of the house, Fire Capt. Jerod Kurtz said.

Altru Ambulance staff also were at the scene.

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