Fire

Cause of Minneapolis High-Rise Fire Undetermined

The apartment building was not required to have sprinklers.

MINNEAPOLIS–Fire officials say they haven’t been able to determine the cause of a high-rise apartment fire that killed five people last week in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department says Monday that the investigation into Wednesday’s fire is completed. Officials found the blaze was accidental, but they weren’t able to pinpoint the exact cause. Its origin was a bedroom wall in…

Fire breaks out at Super Buffet Sushi & Grill in Fargo

The fire started in the kitchen.

FARGO, N.D.- Firefighters were called around 11:15 AM Wednesday to a fire at Super Buffet Sushi and Grill. It was pretty much out by the time they arrived but they made sure to check the building to protect neighboring businesses. “In the end, we did not find any fire that had extended anywhere and it’s mostly just smoke removal problem…

5 Dead, 3 Hospitalized after Fire at Minneapolis High-Rise

A firefighter suffered a minor injury.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minneapolis fire officials say five people have died and three others are hospitalized after a fire swept through a high-rise apartment building. Fire Chief John Fruetel says the fire broke out early Wednesday on the 14th floor of the building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Firefighters found heavy smoke on the 16th and 17th floors as residents were evacuated through…

Vehicle Fire Causes Section of I-94 to Close

A flat-bed trailer hauling square hay bales had caught fire.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: One eastbound lane has been opened and traffic is no longer being rerouted.   Glen Ullin, N.D.–The eastbound lanes on Interstate 94 near Exit 110 have been closed since 7:45 Tuesday morning due to a vehicle fire. The Glen Ullin Fire Department received reports of a vehicle on fire…

Man Hurt After Pickup Crashes And Catches On Fire

A passerby reported the crash Monday night around 7:30

OXBOW, N.D. — A Fargo man is hurt after his pickup went off Highway 81 just south of Oxbow, rolled and caught fire. A passerby reported the crash Monday night around 7:30. When deputies arrived, 38-year-old Wade Hedlund was already out of the pickup. He was taken to a Fargo hospital for treatment of his injuries. Authorities say alcohol was…

Large Grain Dryer Starts On Fire In Traill County

It was being used to dry sunflowers

BLANCHARD, N.D. — Hillsboro and Hunter fire departments battle a large grain dryer fire in Blanchard, North Dakota. It is located along Highway 18 in Traill County. Crews arrived Sunday afternoon to find the dryer engulfed in flames. It was being used to dry sunflowers. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: BLANCHARD, Fire, GRAIN DRYER, north dakota, TRAILL COUNTY

Man Arrested in Fire that Damaged His Fargo Home Tuesday Night

He was caught about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – There’s quite a twist to a fire that heavily damaged a house at 1007 8th Avenue North in Fargo late Tuesday night. Police say that the resident of the home, 26-year old Tate Smith-Nerline, has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to the house. The charge: Endangering by Fire, a Class B felony. Detectives following up…

Woman Accused of Setting Revenge Fire Targets Wrong Home

The couple who live in the home with their child were not injured.

WILLISTON, N.D.–Police say a Williston woman accused of trying to exact revenge by setting a fire to a mobile home targeted the wrong house. Authorities say 26-year-old Kassandra Cote thought she was setting fire to the home of someone who had stolen items from a storage unit. Cote’s accused of placing a two-liter bottle of gas outside the home and…