Harwood fire made difficult by windy conditions

HARWOOD, N.D. (KVRR) – Firefighters from several communities are on the scene of a fire in Harwood, North Dakota.

Multiple fire crews including from Harwood and West Fargo spent the afternoon fighting a shop fire on the 3100 block of 165th Avenue SE in very windy conditions.

Crews say the fire was possibly caused by a lawn mower and the fire was fueled by insulation. There were concerns about ammunition stored in the shop.

Extremely smoky and windy conditions forced fire crews to fight the threat from the outside.

No injuries were reported but due to the poor air condition firefighters battled the flames in 20 minute intervals to keep themselves safe.

“Just parked his lawnmower in the shed. Possibly could have a small leak on it, oil leak of sort dripping on the exhaust maybe ignited the fire. Still trying to actively put the fire out right now yet. Windy conditions tend to fuel the fire a little lot more than you’d want it to,” West Fargo Fire Department Capt. Steve Baron said.

Teams were also called in from Argusville and Casselton for backup.

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