FARGO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fargo Fire Department Determines Cause of Elim Fire

The void space along with other attic areas did not contain sprinklers.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Fire Department has determined the fire that ravaged Elim Rehab and Care Center on January 23 was caused by an overheated electrical component. The fire started within the attic space above a childcare classroom. The void space along with other attic areas did not contain sprinklers allowing the fire to spread quickly. Elim residents were moved to…

Fargo Man Arrested for Setting Multiple Fires

No one was injured during the incidents.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was arrested for setting multiple fires on Sunday. The Fargo Police and Fire Departments responded to 633 1st Avenue North for reports of a small fire at approximately 6:15 p.m. Authorities had reported to additional fires at the same location earlier in the weekend and determined the fires were being set intentionally. Police conducted an investigation…

Fire damages Fargo’s Elim Rehab and Care Center

The fire started in the attic and spread through the roof. There were no injuries.

FARGO, N.D. — Around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, the Fargo Fire Department responded to a call at Elim Rehab and Care Center. “Crews when they arrived, they had heavy smoke,” Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen said. “The fire doors activated, the sprinklers system activated. We believe that that was helpful to holding it in place to where it was at.”…

Fargo Firefighters Respond to Roof Collapse

Firefighters used roof rakes to scrape the remaining snow off the roof to prevent additional damage from the collapse.

FARGO, N.D.(KFGO) – The roof load of heavy wet snowfall of this storm, added to previous snowfall caused a roof collapse on a porch addition at the rear of a home at 305 24th Avenue North in Fargo responded to the call around 9 a.m. Sunday. Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said as firefighters arrived, there was a deep…

Explosion Destroys Fargo Structure Overnight

One person received minor injuries in an explosion that destroyed a garage at 702 South University Drive in Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – One person received minor injuries in an explosion that destroyed a garage at 702 South University Drive in Fargo. Firefighters responded to the call at 11:55 p.m. Thursday. Battalion Chief Jason Ness tells KFGO News firefighters discovered an attached two stall garage had collapsed on two vehicles inside the garage. The house has multiple apartments and…

Funeral Services Set For Former Fargo Fire Department Chief

Murile "Duke" Ledoux was 89

FARGO, N.D. — A former Fargo Fire Department chief has passed away. Murile “Duke” Ledoux was 89. He died Wednesday in the care of Bethany On 42nd and Hospice. Ledoux retired in 1999 after spending 47 years in various roles with the fire department. Funeral services are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. Boulger…

Car Catches on Fire Behind Kroll’s Diner

No one was hurt in the fire

FARGO, N.D. — A car belonging to a Kroll’s Diner employee was completely engulfed in flames behind the diner on 45th Street South in Fargo around 2 this afternoon. Fargo fire crews were able to put the fire out quickly, but the car is a total loss. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Battalion Chief Joe Mangin says…

Fargo Fire Department Wants Community to Participate in Fire Prevention Week

The fire prevention awareness efforts will continue until October 12

FARGO, N.D. — Fire Prevention Week is back to remind the community of how to be safe in case of a fire emergency. All seven Fargo Fire Department stations are participating in this year’s national campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” The effort is put on by the National Fire Protection Association. They say…

Woman Arrested for Endangerment by Fire and Aggravated Burglary

The woman was arrested for Endangerment by fire, aggravated burglary, terrorizing and attempted assault on a peace officer.

Fargo, ND–The Fargo Police Department arrested a woman near the scene of an apartment fire that occurred on July 23 at 10:36 p.m. Fargo Officers were dispatched to 102 14 St. S. to assist the Fargo Fire Department with a structure fire. Multiple tenants had to escape from windows on the first floor prior to the fire being extinguished.  Firefighters…

Gas Leak Leads To Evacuation of Daycare Center

The leak happened around 10:15 a.m. Monday morning in the area around 3013 Madison Avenue North.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND –Xcel Energy worked to repair a natural gas leak in North Fargo. The leak happened around 10:15 a.m. Monday around 3013 Madison Avenue North. A nearby daycare at the YWCA evacuated the 87 children to Madison Elementary School. Some houses around the gas leak also were evacuated. Fargo Police assisted with traffic control….