FARGO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Man arrested at Graver Inn after breaking in and threatening people

Police say no one was injured during the incident.

FARGO, N.D.–A man was arrested at the Graver Inn Thursday morning after smashing the glass on a security door and threatening people inside. Fargo Fire and Fargo Police were called to 123 Roberts Street North for the fire alarms. Police were notified of a bloody man inside the building trying to enter occupied apartments. After searching the building, police found…

Fargo man jumps from three story apartment to escape fire

The cause of the fire in under investigation.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was injured after jumping from the third floor of an apartment building that caught fire Thursday morning. Fire crews arrived at 3rd Avenue North and 6th Street North at approximately 1:30 a.m. and could see heavy fire from the top floor of the building. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire in order…

Large Fires From Fargo Landfill And Moorhead Compost Site Calming Down, Smoke Remaining For Multiple Days

Both departments are prepared to return to the scene if anything changes.

FARGO-MOORHEAD, — Fires at both the Moorhead Compost Site and the Fargo Landfill had fire crews on the scene less than an hour apart. At the Moorhead site, crews say the fire was likely caused by wood chips that spread into the wood storage. In Fargo, crews say the fire was started by cutting work, creating sparks that spread to…

One Person Found Dead After South Fargo House Fire

The area around the home was blocked off to traffic for a few hours.

FARGO, N.D., – At approximately 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, fire crews were notified of smoke coming from a home at 1123 South University Drive. “Upon arrival, fire crews encountered smoke and a small amount of fire in the house. Fire was quickly extinguished. Upon going to the house and checking through things a body was identified and is left in place,”…

Two Pets Perish in South Fargo House Fire

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

FARGO, N.D.–Two dogs died in a house fire in south Fargo on Thursday. The Fargo Fire Department reported to 1708 20th Avenue South at approximately 9 p.m. and found the home filled with black smoke. The fire had burned itself out before firefighters arrived. Officers say the homeowner was at work when the fire started and returned home to find…

Fire Damages Birdseed Plant in Fargo

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still unknown. 

FARGO, N.D.–A large dryer fire at a birdseed plant in Fargo forced workers to evacuate after encountering heavy smoke conditions. Fargo Firefighters responded to Red River Commodities at 501 42nd Street North for reports of a fire in a large dryer at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday. The fire was contained inside the dryer allowing firefighters to extinguish the fire quickly…

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…