Fire

Cat awakens Fergus Falls resident to house fire

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Fire broke out inside a home in Fergus Falls Thursday morning. Crews were called to 503 Peck St. at around 3:30 a.m. A resident says he woke up because of his cat and found the home filled with smoke. He and his cat were able to get out safely. Firefighters pulled off the siding to…

Cigarette container caused building fire in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR) – Investigators say the cause of a fire that heavily damaged an apartment and business building in Wadena Wednesday was caused by a cigarette container. The fire at 202 1/2 Jefferson St. S. displaced tenants in 7 apartments. In addition to the apartment damage, KSKK Radio and All Around Divas Boutique received smoke damage.  Lorena’s Salon received…

Fire damages apartment building in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – Firefighters battled an apartment fire Wednesday in Wadena. The fire was reported around 11 a.m.  It was located above All Around Divas and Brinks Jewelry. Firefighters from Wadena and Verndale battled the blaze from a nearby rooftop. Everyone inside the building was able to escape.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.   (video by…

2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In 100-Foot Grain Dryer In North Fargo

Firefighters responded to Dakota Specialty Milling a little before 8 p.m. Monday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A grain dryer erupts into a 2-alarm fire at a north Fargo industrial building. Firefighters responded to Dakota Specialty Milling a little before 8 p.m. Monday. Fire broke out in a 100-foot grain dryer, which then spread into vents, out of the roof, and into a nearby wall. All employees reportedly got out of the building…

Dryer fire at Fargo hotel, guests evacuated

FARGO (KVRR) – A dryer fire led to the partial evacuation of a Fargo hotel Monday morning. The fire was reported at the Delta by Marriott at 1635 42nd St. S. Battalion Chief Lee Soeth says the dryer was located on the second floor.  Soeth said hotel guests on the second, third, and fourth floors evacuated. There were no reports…

Kittson County fire burns 2,000 acres

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption LANCASTER, Minn. (KVRR/KNOX) – Fire has destroyed about 2,000 acres of brush and grassland in Kittson County. Lancaster Fire Chief Casey Faken, says the fire was reported late Tuesday afternoon in McKinley Township, near the Canadian border.  No injuries were reported. Faken says the Grand…

Man arrested for endangerment in Bismarck apartment fire

BISMARCK, N.D. – Police say they’ve made an arrest in connection with a fire at an apartment complex in Bismarck. Firefighters responded to a fire at the three-story apartment building about 5 a.m. Thursday. As tenants were being evacuated, the 33-year-old man who was later arrested was found on his balcony. As the fire was investigated, police say it was…

Explosion, fire damage Minot house, occupants are safe

MINOT, N.D. – Officials say an explosion and fire has caused significant damage to a house in Minot, but that its occupants are safe. Firefighters were dispatched to a home in southwest Minot about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Fire engulfed the rear of the house with flames spreading toward adjacent structures. Crews began search and rescue operations on all three floors…