Fire

Owners of Post’s Hardware Say They Will Rebuild In Another Location After Fire

A deputy state fire marshal determined that the fire was caused by a cigarette and started in the back of the building

HANKINSON, N.D. — The hardware store in Hankinson will be rebuilt after it was lost to fire last month. A deputy state fire marshal determined that the fire was caused by a cigarette and started in the back of the building. Nearly a dozen apartment tenants were displaced. Post’s Hardware owners Jeremy and Jill Post say they are still working…

Police Discover Flaming Car in Driveway

Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin says the flames were 10 feet high.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fire destroyed a car parked in the driveway of a home at 924 5th Street South in Fargo. A police officer on patrol spotted the flames shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday and called it in. That quick action likely prevented the fire from extending to a large garage and nearby house. Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe…

Man Hospitalized After House Fire in Douglas County

The fire is believed to have started near the wood stove. 

BRANDON, Minn.–A man was hospitalized after his house became fully engulfed in flames on Thursday in Brandon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a structure fire at 10897 Co Rd 7 NW in Brandon. When the Brandon Fire Department arrived on scene they found the house engulfed with flames. The home owner, Marvin Wagner, received injuries as a…

Smoke Filled Apartment Near Downtown Fargo Sends Man to Hospital

Officers found smoke coming from the sixth floor unit and a tenant who refused to come out.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo police responded to a disturbance call shortly before 5.a.m Monday at Univerisity Drive Manor, 1201 2nd Avenue North after some residents of the high rise apartment reported hearing a tenant yelling for help. Sgt. Troy Hannig says when officers arrived, they found smoke coming from the sixth floor unit and a tenant who refused to…

Arrest Made in Duluth’s Historic Synagogue Fire

36-year-old Matthew Amiot, of Duluth, was arrested Friday

DULUTH, Minn. — Authorities say a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in Duluth doesn’t appear to have been a hate crime. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken says 36-year-old Matthew Amiot, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in connection to the fire at Adas Israel Congregation. The fire happened early in the morning on September 9. Duluth’s fire chief says the…

WATCH: Lightning Strikes South Fargo Garage

FARGO, N.D. – A lightning strike may have caused a garage fire in South Fargo. It happened at 11:35 Monday morning in the 2500 block of Amber Valley Court South. Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Dane Carley says crews responded at 11:48 after a neighbor saw smoke in a garage near a twin home. Carley says firefighters knocked the fire…

Man Dies of Injuries Suffered in Fergus Falls Fire

56-year-old Kraig Weinrich died at a Minneapolis hospital.

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KFGO) – A Fergus Falls man has died of injuries suffered in a mobile home fire earlier this month. 56-year-old Kraig Weinrich died at a Minneapolis hospital. Police, the fire department, a deputy state fire marshal and a federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigator have not been able to pinpoint a cause for the fire. There’s no…

Fire Crews at Business Fire in Moorhead

Firefighters brought in additional hoses to help extinguish the fire.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sprinklers help contain a fire at a Moorhead company that has a history with flames breaking out. Crews responded to the Pactiv Corporation building along 42nd street south around seven this morning. The company manufactures and distributes food packaging. Firefighters found smoke coming from the main part of the building and the loading bay. Moorhead Fire Department…

Fire in Williams County Releases 280 Barrels of Brine

All brine was contained on location and cleanup has started.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)–A fire at a well in Williams County led to the release of 280 barrels of brine. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says the fire happened Saturday at a well 5 miles east of Alamo. Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported the brine release Sunday. All brine was contained on location and cleanup has started. A…