House fire on First Avenue North

Passersby Greg Estlund and Nick Meyer noticed smoke coming out of an apartment house at 1227 First Ave. N. and called 911 about 7:20 a.m. today.

The two began knocking on doors and waking occupants of the building, all of whom safely got out of the house.

Fort Dodge firefighters are on the scene, working to extinguish the blaze on the second floor.