Fire

North Dakota Forest Service Issues Very High Fire Danger Rating for North Dakota

The fire danger rating is issued once a day for each of North Dakota's 53 counties.

NORTH DAKOTA–The state of North Dakota has been issued a high or very high fire danger rating for Friday. A high fire danger rating means that fires start easily from all causes and have the potential to spread rapidly. Unattended brush and campfires are common starters of wildfires. The fire danger rating is issued once a day for each of…

Two Pets Perish in South Fargo House Fire

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

FARGO, N.D.–Two dogs died in a house fire in south Fargo on Thursday. The Fargo Fire Department reported to 1708 20th Avenue South at approximately 9 p.m. and found the home filled with black smoke. The fire had burned itself out before firefighters arrived. Officers say the homeowner was at work when the fire started and returned home to find…

Grand Forks Police Discover Deceased Man During Welfare Check

Officers noticed fire damage inside the home.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A man was found deceased in his trailer after police were called to perform a welfare check. The Grand Forks Police Department responded to 2461 Estabrook Drive at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday after learning that a man had not been heard from or seen in several days. When officers arrived they discovered 63-year-old Charles Currier had died….

Bodies Found After House Fire Near Hillsboro Identified

The cause of death for both is listed as pending

HILLSBORO, N.D. — Authorities identify the bodies found after a house fire last week near Hillsboro, North Dakota. They are 35-year-old Adam Gettel and his 23-month-old daughter Anja. The cause of death for both is listed as pending. A Traill County deputy saw a house on fire on Center Street, three and a half miles east of town, around three…

Fargo Bedroom Fire Damages Home

Nobody was injured

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2464 18th Street South at around 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The crews extinguished the fire coming from a second story window in the back bedroom of the home. The fire was extinguished a few minutes after crews arrived. Crews say the fire was contained to the bedroom…

Woman Safe after Vehicle Catches Fire on Railroad Tracks in Moorhead

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A woman is safe after her vehicle became stuck on the railroad tracks and caught fire near the intersection of 8th Street and First Avenue North in Moorhead Thursday night. The Moorhead Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly put the fire out. Firefighters pushed the vehicle off the tracks once the fire was out. Acting Fire Captain…

Charges Filed Against Man Involved in West Fargo Fire

Police are looking for 44-year-old Marty Johann

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Charges have been filed against the man involved in a West Fargo garage fire last week and a warrant is out for his arrest. Police officers and firefighters responded to the fire at 108th C Street on March 25th. Forty-four-year-old Marty Johann was inside the burning garage. The report says Johann told officers he would shoot…

Fire Destroys House And Shed Near Gardner, North Dakota

Red Cross is helping with temporary housing

GARDNER, N.D. — Fire destroys a house and shed near Gardner, North Dakota, about 30 minutes north of Fargo. The call came in around 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and crews from Gardner, Hunter and Fargo responded. Three people live in the house and were home when the fire started. They were able to get out safely. The cause of the…

House Lost To Fire Near Lengby, Minnesota

The fire is under investigation

LENGBY, Minn. — Polk County Sheriff’s Office says fire destroys a house at 202 447th Street Southeast. That is near Lengby, Minnesota. They got a call around 5:30 Thursday night about a structure fire. Deputies and Fosston Fire Department responded. The house was a complete loss, no injuries were reported. At this time the fire is under investigation. Categories: Local…