Aug 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm
what started out as A deck fire in grand forks caused about 50-thousand dollars in damage after it traveled up the back of the house and into the eves of the attic. The grand forks fire department was called to the blaze at 5003 sixth avenue north shortly before nine a-m. when crews arrived they found the homeowner attempting to extinguish the fire using a garden hose. No one was injured. much of the damage was contained to the siding and roof and moderate smoke damage throughout the house. The cause is being blamed on the improper disposal of cigarettes.