Fire

Fire destroys building under construction in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Firefighters fought a massive blaze in downtown St. Paul that engulfed a building that was under construction. The building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, a $69-million apartment building and hotel complex located across from the Xcel Energy Center. The fire started around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Before daybreak, flames shot into the sky several hundred feet, leaving…

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…

Crews battling blaze at Fargo City Landfill

FARGO, N.D. – Multiple crews are on the scene of a fire at the Fargo City Landfill on the 4500 block of 7th Avenue North. Fire Crews responded around 4:30 PM Friday for a fire at the Fargo Landfill. Crews say flames broke out because of cutting work at the landfill ignited sparks and spread to a large pile of…

Grill fire spreads to house in Polk County

MENTOR, Minn.–A house in rural Mentor caught fire on Tuesday. The homeowners told authorities the fire originated from a propane grill next to the house. The residents were able to put the fire out before the Mentor Fire Department arrived. Firefighters conducted addition checks to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. No one was injured during the incident. Categories: Local…

House Fire In Barnesville During Thunderstorm

Fire Reported Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday

BARNESVILLE, MINN. (KFGO) – Firefighters are on scene battling a house fire in Barnesville, Minnesota in the midst of a severe thunderstorm, reported shortly before 3:30 Wednesday morning.  The initial report indicated the house, just east of the Clay County Fairgrounds, was struck by lightning. Flames coming from the roof of the home were visible from some distance away. KFGO’s…

Moorhead Fire Department Offers Safety Tips For Getting Rid Of Fireworks

Fire crews say you should always treat a used firework as if it was still active.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — The Moorhead Fire Department is reminding people of how to dispose of fireworks after using them. Fire crews say you should always treat a used firework as if it was still active. That means handling them carefully and dowsing them in water after use. They say before throwing them away you should leave them in a water…

Fargo man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A Fargo man was arrested Monday morning after the stolen vehicle he crashed started on fire. The Moorhead Police Department says 27-year-old Sabastijan Tahirovic was traveling westbound on 32nd Avenue South at approximately 4:45 a.m. when he left the roadway and struck two trees. The Moorhead Fire Department was dispatched after the vehicle caught fire. A passenger was transported…

Battle Lake’s Bethel Lutheran Church Moving Forward After Fire

A group of churchgoers are fundraising to help in the rebuilding effort

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The winds of change are blowing hard at Bethel Lutheran church in Battle Lake as the congregation packs the parking lot for Sunday service. Behind Pastor Todd Hylden lies the charred remains of the century old church on the hill which burned last weekend. “There were a lot of wonderful memories that went down in flames…