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Fargo apartment fire: Firefighters describe being trapped in blaze

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Capt. Keith Johnson and firefighter Josh Christofferson were assigned to attack the fire on the third floor at Monday night's Galleria On 42nd apartment complex fire.


As they were attempting to bring up a hose connection, an apartment living room collapsed around them.

"It happened very quickly. I was about to swing (an ax). I heard a groan, a crack, and saw the ceiling come down," Christofferson said Tuesday.

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