Fire

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…

Camper A Total Loss From Fire In Lindenwood Park

Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Jason Ness says a woman and her dog lived in the unit.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — A camper in Lindenwood park is called a total loss after a fire broke out. Fargo Firefighters say they got the call around 9:26 pm on Thursday night for a fire call at 1905 Roger Maris Drive South. The department says they arrived on the scene to find neighbors trying to battle…

Grand Forks Fire Department responds to fully engulfed garage fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Two vehicles were destroyed in a garage fire in Grand Forks on Tuesday. The Grand Forks Fire Department responded to 2446 42nd Avenue South at approximately 11:30 a.m. and found an attached garage fully engulfed. The residents and their pets were able to…

Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests reignite over George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Police said officers were able to safely evacuate as rioters breached the perimeter and started a fire that spread…