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Firefighters battle the Oct. 11 fire at the Galleria on 42nd apartment complex in Fargo. Forum file photo

Cause of Galleria on 42nd blaze in Fargo deemed undetermined

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A fire investigator says he couldn't confirm that smoking caused an Oct. 11 blaze that heavily damaged the Galleria On 42nd apartment complex in south Fargo, displacing 150 residents.

The cause of the fire will officially go down as undetermined, Fargo Fire Capt. John Arens said Monday.

Arens said he identified the fire's point of origin as the first-floor balcony outside Apartment No. 114 on the west side of the complex.

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