FARGO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fargo Fire and Police Departments investigating series of dumpster fires

"It was just like pop and the flames were high. High enough to think there was a house on fire, not trash bins."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police and Fire Departments are trying to figure out who started dumpster fires Tuesday night. “It was just like pop and the flames were high. High enough to think there was a house on fire, not trash bins,” Fire Witness Joanne Pedersen said. Parts of South Fargo lighting up Tuesday night. Fargo Fire and Police…

Drone helped fight Fargo strip mall fire

Red River UAS Unit uses a device that uses thermal imaging to help fight the South Fargo fire.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fire officials are still piecing together the cause of a South Fargo strip mall fire. Businesses are left ruined after a fire tore through the Southpointe Business Park strip mall. Flames destroying Bodyworks Physical Therapy and Gigi’s Playhouse. Our drone capturing the roof of Gigi’s Playhouse completely charred. Most of the building’s roof left destroyed. Workers…

Passersby put out Fargo house fire

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Firefighters respond to an early morning house fire Tuesday in North Fargo near North Dakota State University. Crews were sent at 7:30 after a passerby noticed flames coming from the front side of the home on the 700 block of College Street North. About four minutes after the call was made firefighters arrived on scene to…

North Dakota firefighters join forces in advanced rescue training course

"It's a skill that they have to prepare for because it can happen tomorrow then again it can happen in two or three months."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –North Dakota Firefighters are adding rope rescue to their list of skills as they participate in an advanced training course. “We’ve done a week’s worth of advanced rescue training and so we’ve done different scenarios and different skills each day,” Fire and Rescue Concepts Co-Owner & Instructor Eric Stroud said. 24 firefighters from across the state came…

Second fire at former Mid America Steel building ruled intentional

Fargo Police Department releases surveillance pictures from the Sunday night fire

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Fire Marshal Ryan Erickson says the second fire at the former Mid America Steel building was also intentionally set. Fargo police have released these surveillance pictures from the scene Sunday night, in hopes of identifying the people or the vehicle….

Red Flag Warning makes for dangerous fire conditions

"That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Due to dry conditions A red flag warning has been issued throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota. “That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field,”Fargo Fire…

Former Mid America Steel building fire was intentionally set

The downtown Fargo fire started Monday evening and burned for hours

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Fire Department says a downtown fire that burned for hours was intentionally set. It broke out Monday night around 7:00 at the former Mid America Steel building. Fire Marshal Ryan Erickson says the department is working with the Fargo Police Department on the investigation and are looking for the person or persons responsible. Firefighters say…

Fire heavily damages Fargo apartment building

FARGO (KVRR) – Fire heavily damaged an apartment building Tuesday night in Fargo. Firefighters were called to 711 10th Ave. N. at around 9:45 p.m. Crews made their way into the basement where they encountered heavy smoke and fire.┬áThe fire was under control within 15 minutes. Several apartments were occupied at the time of the fire. Everyone inside was able…