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Four Pets Lost in South Moorhead House Fire

Two residents escape injury

Post Date:07/26/2021 3:58 am
At 11:46 pm on Sunday, July 25th, 2021, the Moorhead Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in a townhome on the 1800 block of Belsley Blvd. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming out a dining room sliding glass door and fire engulfing the main floor of the two-story townhome rental unit. While extinguishing the fire and completing searches, crews discovered three dogs and rabbit that did not survive the smoke and fire conditions. Two residents who discovered the fire and called 911 sustained no injuries.

Fire, smoke and water damaged approximately 75% of the structure with an initial damage estimate of $70,000. The Red Cross is working with the residents to provide emergency assistance and temporary housing. Residents of the three other adjacent rental units were able to return to their homes after the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


Jeff Wallin, Interim Chief
Moorhead Fire Department
(218) 299-5439

Incident number: 2021-2561
Dispatched: 7/25/2021, 23:46:16 hrs
Assisting Agencies: Moorhead Police Department, Fargo Fire Department, Sabin Fire Department, , Sanford Ambulance, Salvation Army, American Red Cross.
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