FARGO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fargo And West Fargo Fire Will Share Fire Response

Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen says it the first of its kind in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – With all the major road construction getting underway in the southwest metro, there are concerns about blocked routes hampering fire departments running into delays on calls on 52nd Avenue South in Fargo and Sheyenne Street in West Fargo. The fire departments in both cities have worked on a response plan. Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen says…

Overnight Fire Guts Fargo Building

On arrival, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from two units on the east half of the steel building.

FARGO, N.D. – A fire causes extensive damage to a commercial building in south Fargo. Crews got the call at 9:30 Sunday night. A fire inspector says a fire wall in the building contained the fire to the east half of the structure. Fire crews forced themselves inside through an overhead garage door and were then able to get the blaze…

Crews Work to Fix Overnight Roof Collapse at Fargo’s Centennial Elementary

A portion of the building's roof collapsed after 8:30 Tuesday evening because of heavy amounts of snow

FARGO, N.D. – Spring break couldn’t have come at a better time for Centennial Elementary. A portion of the building’s roof collapsed after 8:30 Tuesday evening because of heavy amounts of snow. The school knew about the weak portion of the roof on Monday and tried to relieve the weight. “Yesterday we had probably 12 of our men and women…

Roof of South Fargo Building Closer to Completely Collapsing

All utilities have been shut off

FARGO, N.D. — The roof of a south Fargo building that started collapsing yesterday is now closer to completely falling in. Fire crews were called back to the building at 3301 13th Avenue South because walls have started cracking. All utilities are shut off so when the roof does collapse it won’t cause an electrical fire. The Westwood Galleria was evacuated…

Snow Causes Roof Collapse at Fargo Grade School

Fargo firefighters were also on scene at Courts Plus on South University Drive around 3:30 a.m.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – There was a partial roof collapse at Centennial Elementary School in south Fargo. Fire Department Captain Mike Hendrickson tells KFGO News crews responded to a fire alarm around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were met by staff who said they had discovered a section of the roof…

Fargo Businesses Forced to Evacuate After Roof Begins to Cave

The Westwood Galleria in South Fargo was Evacuated by the Fire Department

FARGO, N.D. — When Tanya Peterson went to work at her business inside the Westwood Galleria, she quickly noticed something was not right. “I had been in there painting and noticed yesterday that the ceiling started bowing,” Peterson said. “And there is leaks and the ceiling tiles were falling and there were cracks in the walls.” She called her property manager…

FM Ambulance Holds “Save a Life Saturday” at West Acres

Paramedics taught people proper techniques when performing CPR

FARGO, N.D. — People not only did their Saturday shopping at West Acres, but some also learned how to save a life. FM Ambulance hosted their “Save a Life Saturday” at the mall, giving people a chance to learn CPR. Paramedics, firefighters, and police officers showed people how to properly perform chest compressions if someone is under cardiac arrest. Some medical…

Downtown Fargo Building Sees Minimal Damage after Morning Fire

Fargo Fire Department's Station 4 responded to the call around 6:30 this morning

FARGO, N.D.- A Fargo Fire Department captain says there is “very minimal damage” from a rubbish fire at a Downtown Fargo apartment building this morning. Fargo Fire Department’s Station 4 responded to the call around 6:30 this morning to find a small fire in the storage room of 400 North Broadway. The department started to evacuate the building but cancelled…

Fargo High Rise Fire Under Investigation

Firefighters were called to the fire at 101 2nd St. S. at around 6:15 a.m. Saturday.

FARGO (KFGO) – An automatic sprinkler helped contain a fire in an apartment on the 14th floor of the 22-story Fargo Lashkowitz High Rise. Firefighters were called to the fire at 101 2nd St. S. at around 6:15 a.m. Saturday. A man inside the apartment was removed to safety and evaluated by FM Ambulance. No one was injured. The Fargo…

Chimney Safety Tips To Make Sure Your Home Doesn’t Go Up In Smoke

They say it should be cleaned by a professional annually

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire Department wants to remind you to clean out that chimney before you light anything up in it. Firefighters say a professional should be cleaning out your chimney and vents every year because of the build-up that forms after burning solid fuels. A fire marshal says overwhelming your fireplace with too much heat and putting things other…