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Red Cross Helps Fargo Apartment Fire Victims

The American Red Cross is encouraging everybody to take fire safety seriously during the quarantine, as well as make sure they have recently reviewed their emergency escape plans.

FARGO, N.D. – The American Red Cross is stepping in to help provide emergency lodging to the families displaced by last night’s apartment fire. That fire occurred at the 2800 block of 7th Street North. 12 people are now being set up with emergency hotel rooms. Red Cross teams will also be finding out what needs the families require, such…

American Red Cross Helps People Affected by Fargo Apartment Fire

The Red Cross encourages everyone to practice fire safety and discuss escape plans.

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is helping 12 people affected by an apartment fire Thursday night. The fire occurred in the 2800 block of 7th Street North in Fargo. Multiple people were forced to jump from balconies to escape the smoke that filled two of the three stories. The American Red Cross is offering those displaced by the fire, including…

Red Cross Providing Care to Families Affected by Home Fires Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is continuing to provide care to communities affected by home fires despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Red Cross volunteers responded to 43 fires across North Dakota, South Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota during the month of March and offered assistance to 125 people affected by these fires. The Red Cross says it is working closely with…

American Red Cross Installing Free Smoke Alarms in West Fargo

The smoke alarm installations will take place November 3 through November 16.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in the Meadow Ridge Development in West Fargo. Anyone living in a permanent, single-family dwelling from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue East and 45th Street to 17th Street East can request to get current smoke alarms checked and new alarms installed….

Student Group Hosts Blood Drive at MSUM

It's the first time the American Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A student organization at MSUM is making an effort to help save lives. “Students Today Leaders Forever” is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Comstock Memorial Union. It’s the first time the Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus. Students hosting the drive say they hope those who have been…

Neighbor Rescues Sleeping Woman And Two Kids From Apartment With Stove Fire

Fire officials say there were no smoke detectors in the apartment

FARGO, ND — A man jumps into action when he smells smoke coming from a neighboring apartment. The man broke in and found a woman and two children sleeping on a couch in an apartment in the 500 block of Oak Street North in Fargo. It happened around 2:30 this afternoon. He grabbed the kids and brought them outside, woke the…

Emergency Responders Approach Subzero Temperatures Differently

Some groups go out on scene, while others handle situations remotely

FARGO, N.D. — Whenever they go out on a call, paramedics with F–M Ambulance make sure that their paramedics and those they are helping are covered up from the cold. However, the extra time devoted to safety, along with the colder temperatures, are slowing down some response times. “Since it is so cold, it takes a bit longer to do calls…

Four Apartments Damaged after Early Morning Fire in Moorhead

Five residents and two pets are being temporarily housed with the help of the American Red Cross

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Five Moorhead residents are looking for new homes after their apartment building in south Moorhead caught on fire. When Freddy Davis heard neighbors running and knocking on doors in the Ridgewood Place II apartment complex (1211 34th Street Circle, Moorhead) around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, he knew something wasn’t right. “Next thing you know, I’m drinking my coffee,…

Early Morning Fire Damages Moorhead Apartment

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., crews responded to 1211 34th Street Circle. A second alarm was soon called and Fargo fire crews also responded.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Moorhead, MN (KFGO) – Crews battled an early morning fire at a south Moorhead apartment building. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., crews responded to 1211 34th Street Circle. A second alarm was soon called and Fargo fire crews also responded. KFGO’s Don Haney is on scene and will have more information when it becomes available. The…

American Red Cross Honors Local Heroes for Saving Lives

Part of their honors came from their involvement with the "Sound the Alarm" program

FARGO, N.D. — 2017 was a challenging year for the American Red Cross, as they had to clean up the wreckage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. To help the organization rally, many volunteers from the Red River Valley did their part to provide relief to people around the nation. All of this makes Lynn Speral proud to be a part…