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Fargo firefighter Chris Rasmussen helps Mason Mahar, left, and Calen Mahar move items out of the Galleria On 42nd apartment complex Tuesday in south Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Fargo apartment fire: Residents return to collect belongings

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Entering the building ravaged by Monday's fire, Katrina Cordes carried hopes of salvaging furniture from her apartment.

She walked out with only tears and a soggy cardboard box containing a few belongings.


"My bed's completely melted. It's not there anymore," Cordes sobbed as her father, Dave, hugged her in front of the building.

Firefighters escorted tenants of the Galleria On 42nd complex into their apartments Tuesday to save what they could.

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