Camper in Fargo is destroyed after it catches on fire

There was no one inside of the camper at the time.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — At around 1:30 p.m., fire crews respond to 437 23rd Street South of reports of a camper fire. Officials say when crews arrived on scene, a camper in between two homes was fully engulfed. They say there was also a possible explosion. Officials say the fire was controlled within a couple of minutes. There was no…

South Fargo family who lost their home in murder-suicide fire launches GoFundMe

Juanita and her family had been living in the twin home since 2005.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A family who lost their home in a south Fargo fire is speaking out after the couple in the next door twin house died in a murder suicide. A GoFundMe page has been created to help get them back on their feet. “It was horrible,” Juanita Kreider who lost her home says. Juanita Kreider was sleeping…

Mobile home in North Fargo destroyed by fire, Neighbor Alerts Others

The fire is still under invesigation.

FARGO, N.D.- The Fargo Fire Department is investigating a mobile home fire in North Fargo overnight. “I live down the street and at an angle, so I just saw giant pillars coming out,” says Dylan Lepard who lives nearby of where the fire happened. Dylan Lepard was tucking his son into bed when he heard multiple sirens go off. “He…

Friends of the Kirkbride Rally to Keep the Campus Standing

Supporters were voicing their concerns about the history and opportunities that will be lost if parts, or all of the campus are destroyed

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Over the last decade, there has been a debate on whether to preserve or demolish the Fergus Falls State Hospital Complex and now people are rallying to keep the campus intact. Friends of the Kirkbride are rallying by informing supporters on the work they feel needs to be done to keep the asylum alive. At the…

Rainy Lake Oil Co. Near International Falls Destroyed in Massive Fire

Photos and Video are Courtesy of Shelby Wolden

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — A massive fire in northern Minnesota has destroyed a heating oil and fuel company near the Canadian border. Rainy Lake Oil Co. near International falls erupted last night in huge plumes of fire, fueled by eight or nine tanks inside the company’s warehouse. The company’s office manager says a warehouse, office and gas station were destroyed….

Becker County Man Charged with Arson in Mobile Home Fire

Nobody was hurt in the fire but the mobile home was destroyed

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A man is in custody for arson after fire destroyed a mobile home. Michael Strehlow, 26, is in the Becker County Jail. Authorities say Strehlow knew the people living in the home and was there when the fire started Saturday morning on Highway 10, five miles east of Detroit Lakes. Nobody was hurt in the fire…

Investigators Determine Cause of Arthur’s Barn Fire

The barn was a total loss

  ARTHUR, ND — Investigators have new information on the fire that destroyed a popular spot near Arthur. An electrical malfunction has been determined as the cause of a fire that destroyed a popular entertainment venue in rural Cass County. The sheriff’s office and the State Fire Marshall say the fire at Arthur’s Barn started on the ground level of…

Unoccupied House Damaged by Fire in Hendrum

Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says the fire started in the attic of the home shortly before 6:30 a.m.

  HENDRUM, Minn. — An early morning fire substantially damaged an unoccupied house in Hendrum, Minnesota. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says the fire started in the attic of the home shortly before 6:30 a.m. Halstad, Perley and Hendrum fire crews responded. Thornton says the majority of the roof was destroyed. No damage estimate was available. The house had been…

Mental Health Worker is Back Home From Houston

Food was ready on hand for those affected but how Maryjane describes it is having enough for 1,000 people when 10,000 showed up

FERGUS FALLS, MN — It all started when Maryjane Westra’s Red Cross training saved her son’s life. “My son had a near drowning and it was my Red Cross training in CPR and lifesaving that kicked in and I ran out and did CPR on him and brought him back right away,” said Maryjane Westra, a Disaster Mental Health Worker…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Structure Fires Near Mahnomen

The sheriff says the buildings had not been used for over 10 years and had no power

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Suspicious fires at two unoccupied buildings near Mahnomen are under investigation. The structures were engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Monday afternoon. They were located 12 miles east of Mahnomen on Highway 200 and both were destroyed. The sheriff says the buildings had not been used for over 10 years and had no power. The state…