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Propane leak forces evacuation of five buildings in downtown Fargo

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A cracked propane tank prompted firefighters to evacuate five downtown buildings this morning, including the Fargo Public Schools administrative offices.


No one was injured, Fargo Fire Capt. Mark Waller said.

Firefighters were called at 7:41 a.m. to the school district's building at 419 3rd St. N.

Waller said Greenberg Roofing workers had been trying to move a cylindrical propane tank away from the building when it tipped into the building, cracking the valve.

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