Fargo Fire

Update: Fargo building destroyed by fire was used by homeless

Building was adjacent to a larger building that burned in December 2020

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – It took more than three hours to knock down a fire that destroyed a large commercial building in the 1400 block of 1st Avenue North, just west of downtown Fargo. The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said an excavator was brought in to pull down the walls because…

Nearly Two Dozen Vehicles Burned At Auction Salvage Lot

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — A large fire at the Insurance Auto Auction salvage lot in north Fargo burns nearly two dozen vehicles. The site is just east of the Amazon Fulfillment Center. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Ness says the initial call came in shortly after 1 this morning. The caller thought it was a possible building fire but it…

Animals lost in mobile home fire

Battalion Chief Lee Soeth says the call came in shortly before 11:00 a.m. Friday morning to 638 Waco Lane South.

FARGO (KVRR) – A home in the Buena Vista mobile park in southwest Fargo has been lost to a fire. Battalion Chief Lee Soeth says the call came in shortly before 11:00 a.m. Friday morning to 638 Waco Lane South. Soeth says flames were showing from the front door and a side window on arrival. An adult and two children…

Rollover Near West Acres After Three-Vehicle Crash

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire and police respond to a three vehicle crash near West Acres and Holiday Inn that left one vehicle on its roof. The crash happening around 3 this afternoon off 13th Avenue on 38th Street South. Fargo Fire Captain Darin Nester tells KVRR no one was taken to the hospital. He says all of the parties…

Fargo Firefighters Battle 2 Apartment Complex Fires Blocks From Each Other

Apartment Unit, Row Of Garages Burned

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Firefighters were busy battling two fires within blocks of each other at apartment complexes Thursday morning. The first fire broke out at 1431 Oak Manor Ave. some time after midnight, according to Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Jason Ness. That’s just south of I-94 near University. Firefighters responded to a row of garages burning. They found heavy…

Fireworks keep Fargo Police & Fire busy overnight

Fargo, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – Fireworks calls have kept the Fargo Fire and Police Departments busy on the 4th of July. Firefighters responded to 15 fires. At least 12 of the fires were fireworks-related.  Two fires were grass fires; three fires were dumpster fires; one was a wood chip fire; and, nine were structure fires. The one fire that caused significant…

Fargo strip mall fire was intentionally set

FARGO (KVRR) – A fire that gutted a large portion of a Fargo strip mall last month was intentionally set. The May 11 fire at 3242 20th St. South tore through Bodyworks Physical Therapy and GiGi’s Playhouse. No one was seriously injured.  One firefighter had minor injuries. Fargo Fire Marshal Ryan Erickson says Fargo Police are conducting a criminal investigation….

Fargo strip mall fire caused $1.25 million in damage

FARGO (KVRR) – A fire that gutted a portion of a south Fargo strip mall earlier this month caused an estimated $1.25 million in damages. The fire at 3242 20th St. S. tore through Bodyworks Physical Therapy and GiGi’s Playhouse in the Southpointe Business Park. No one was seriously injured in the May 11 fire.  One firefighter sustained minor injuries….