Blowtorch

St. Cloud Police Need Your Tips on the “Blowtorch Bandit”

The suspect was able to break into a Gate City Bank with a blowtorch and get away with an unknown amount of money

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — They’re calling him the “Blowtorch Bandit” and St. Cloud police are asking the public’s help in getting him behind bars. Authorities have released the surveillance photo of the suspect. The suspect was able to break into a Bremer Bank with a blowtorch and get away with an unknown amount of money. He also vandalized a Wells…

Clearing Ice from Your Home: Blowtorch Not Recommended

After two house fires in the area, fire officials are asking homeowners to be careful when removing ice from your home

Clearing snow and ice off your house is something that naturally comes with the brutal winter season. What some people may not realize is that the fire can creep through walls, under doors or any openings and create a much bigger problem than just the ice. Two houses….one week. Firefighters have had to put fires at two separate locations after…

Fire Crews Respond to Another House Fire Caused by a Blowtorch

For the second time in a week, fire crews respond to a fire caused by a blowtorch

For the second time in a week, fire crews respond to a fire caused by a blowtorch. “If you’re going to use a torch, don’t get too close to the side of your house, ” said Captain Todd Church with the Moorhead Fire Department. Firefighters responded┬áto 307 4th Street South around 5:15 when the siding of the house caught on…

Rural West Fargo House Fire Caused by Blowtorch

Firefighters responded after a man caused a fire while using a blowtorch to de-ice parts of his home.

WEST FARGO, N.D. Firefighters say a man using a blowtorch to melt ice on his rural West Fargo house set it on fire. West Fargo and Harwood Fire Departments responded to the home at 6425 13th Street North after receiving reports of smoke coming from the walls. Firefighters say the fire was a deep seeded smolder burning the insides of…