Fire

Watch: Apartment fire displaces 28 Fargo residents

When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the roof of the building, and tenants of the building were rapidly evacuating.

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Fargo firefighters were dispatched to an apartment building on fire at 605 11th St S. shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. Initial reports indicated “flames showing.” When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the roof of the building, and tenants of the building were rapidly evacuating. It took just under an hour to extinguish the fire. 28 tenants…

Lightning strike likely caused house fire in Detroit Lakes

Witnesses were able to see flames from across Big Detroit Lake as fire crews battled the blaze.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn, (KFGO/KDLM) – A lightning strike is suspected to have ignited a large house fire in Detroit Lakes, Wednesday evening. Fire Chief Ryan Swanson said he believes lightning was the cause of the huge blaze.  He said no one was home at the time. Concern with another lightning strike prevented the fire department from using its ladder truck….

Fire damages south Fargo motel

FARGO (KVRR) – No one was injured when a fire broke out in a Fargo motel room Thursday night. At 9:53 p.m., firefighters were called to the Motel 6 at 1202 36th St. S. When they arrived, thick black smoke was coming from a guest room on the first floor. Battalion Chief Joe Mangin says a mattress and bedding were…

Flood Fighting In Rural Steele County, North Dakota

STEELE CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Emergency crews are using a boat to shuttle firemen and other rescue personnel back and forth from a house surrounded by water. The farmstead in Steele County had dike protection, but it failed last night. Fire crews from Hatton and Northwood were able to bring pumps online in an attempt to help save the family’s…

Three homes damaged by fire in South Fargo

The call was to 2282 57th Avenue South, Fargo.

southfire1 FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo firefighters are battling a fire in two houses side by side on the city’s south side. A house fire in Fargo quickly spread to another neighboring home and damaged the siding of a third home. The initial blaze, at 2282 57th Avenue S, was reported shortly after noon Monday. En route, fire crews were…

FM Legion Riders raise money for fire-damaged Lake Park American Legion

Lake Park fire AMERICAN LEGION FUNDRAISER MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A breakfast and silent auction raised thousands of dollars for the Lake Park American Legion, whose building was heavily damaged by fire last month. The FM Legion Riders held the event on Sunday at the American Legion in Moorhead. Legion Riders’ Director Tom Krabbenhoft says the public response to the…

Man who died in Clay County house fire identified

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A man who died in a rural Clay County house fire last month has been identified as 76-year-old Terry Steinwag. The March 12 fire destroyed the home at 26627 43rd Ave. N. The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Sheriff Mark Empting says Steinwag was identified “by circumstance” because the medical examiner was not…