'Just lucky to be alive' tenant says after Fargo apartment fire
Emily Staiger doesn't know why she woke up, but she's glad she did.
The 20-year-old had removed the batteries from the smoke alarm in her south Fargo apartment unit Sunday evening because it kept beeping after hamburger grease briefly flared up in a frying pan.
She awoke about 1 a.m., smelled smoke, opened her bedroom door and found the kitchen ablaze.
"I'm just lucky to be alive," she said.
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