FIRE DEPARTMENT

Firefighters Battle Car Fire Despite Equipment Freezing on Site

The Fire department posting this video on Facebook of firefighters battling an engulfed car next to an apartment building

FARGO, ND — Today’s cold weather hampered Fargo firefighters. The Fire department posting this video on Facebook of firefighters battling an engulfed car next to an apartment building. The department says some of their equipment froze and prevented them from applying flame-retardant foam to the gas burning under the car. They were eventually able to put the fire out. It…

Firefighters Battling Fires in Dangerous Wind Chills Get Assistance from the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be at the scenes this weekend for firefighters during the dangerous low wind chills

FARGO, ND — As the temperature outside continues to drop, the number of house fires has increased in the last week. It means the Fargo Fire Department has had to gear up for extreme temperatures to help put out fires across town. Some say it can be really tough because although the gear is designed to protect firefighters, it doesn’t…

Firehouse Subs, Hungry Donors Help Keep West Fargo Fire and Rescue Safe While on the Job

The West Fargo Fire Department has received four task force kits, eight hard armor plates, four ballistic helmets, one trauma bag and nine identification panels

WEST FARGO, ND — Firehouse Subs has granted West Fargo Fire and Rescue almost $10,000 for new life saving equipment. They have received four task force kits, eight hard armor plates, four ballistic helmets, one trauma bag and nine identification panels. The equipment will be used in the case of an active shooter situation and provides protection and aid for…

West Fargo Fire Department Training for Water Rescues in Sheyenne River

Their vehicles are lined up from the Sheyenne River Bridge to 32nd Avenue East

  WEST FARGO, ND — If you are driving along Sheyenne Street in West Fargo you might notice a lot of emergency vehicles. West Fargo Fire Department will be doing water rescue training tonight until 9 p.m. Their vehicles are lined up from the Sheyenne River Bridge to 32nd Avenue East. You are asked to drive carefully in that area…

Two Fishermen Rescued from the Red River

Around 25-30 people assisted in the rescue

FARGO, ND — Some scary moments on the water for a father and son. They had to be rescued after getting their fishing boat stuck on the Red River. About 25-30 people assisted in the rescue. It was supposed to be a relaxing, father-son fishing excursion. But it quickly turned into placing a 911 call for help instead. Justin Kill…

Fourth of July Fireworks Cause Several Fires in the Metro

Seven fires in West Fargo, two in Fargo and one severe injury all took place this July 4th

FARGO, ND — Several fires took place in the metro following the 4th of July celebrations, all in connection to fireworks. Fireworks are all fun and games until someone or something gets hurt. Seven fires in West Fargo, two in Fargo and one severe injury all took place this July 4th, and they have one thing in common. “Probably five…

People Salvage Belongings After Garage Fire

Several garages were affected by the fire

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Crews respond to a fire in West Fargo damaging more than 15 garages around 8:40 Friday night. West Fargo Fire found flames starting out of an apartment garage unit. The fire then spread to the surrounding stalls. The Fargo Fire Department, as well as F-M ambulance, were also called to the scene. Smoke from the garage…

Four People Escape Unharmed at Fire in Moorhead

The garage is facing extensive damage from the fire

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Crews respond to a fire in Moorhead just after 6:30 p.m. They found heavy smoke inside a garage at 1621 5th Street South. It took under 20 minutes to put the fire out. Four people were home at the time and were able to get out. A crew from Fargo was originally requested but was cleared to leave after…

West Fargo Fire Department Responsible for Cleaning Dangerous Fentanyl Spill

They say a large portion of the drug was on a mattress, carpeting and some articles of clothing

WEST FARGO, ND — Officials say being exposed to a small amount of fentanyl can be deadly so the West Fargo Fire Department was called in to clean up the scene and make the area safe. Fire crews put on protective gear and bagged up everything that had been saturated with the dangerous chemical. They say a large portion of…

Fire Destroys House in Georgetown

Authorities say there are no injuries and nobody was inside the house at the time

GEORGETOWN, Minn. — A house in Georgetown is a total loss after an early morning fire. Fire crews responded to a nearby garage fire that spread to the roof of the home. Authorities say there are no injuries and nobody was inside the house at the time. They say the flames started from a wood-type stove being used to heat…