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Published October 11, 2010, 08:17 PM

Massive Fire at South Fargo Apartment Building; 150 Homeless

Fire crews from around the Fargo-Moorhead area worked to contain a massive fire that broke out at a south Fargo apartment building at the Galleria On 42nd, off 42nd Street and 37th Avenue South.

Fire crews from around the Fargo-Moorhead area worked to contain a massive fire that broke out at a south Fargo apartment building at the Galleria On 42nd, off 42nd Street and 37th Avenue South.

About 150 people were living in the building's 62 units. The Red Cross was setting up a shelter for displaced residents Monday night.

Spectators gathered in the surrounding area to witness the blaze, which one Cass County deputy said is the largest fire he's seen in his 20-year career.

The fire started shortly before 6 p.m. in the center of the first floor of the three-story building.

The blaze escalated upward and, once it hit the roof, began spreading throughout building's upper floor.

There was a collapse on the third floor and two firefighters were trapped at one point. However, they were rescued safely and are not injured.

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