Fire

Fire Destroys House in Georgetown

Authorities say there are no injuries and nobody was inside the house at the time

GEORGETOWN, Minn. — A house in Georgetown is a total loss after an early morning fire. Fire crews responded to a nearby garage fire that spread to the roof of the home. Authorities say there are no injuries and nobody was inside the house at the time. They say the flames started from a wood-type stove being used to heat…

Officials Release Cause of Moorhead House Fire

Fire crews were called to the scene just after 10 o' clock to a house that had flames shooting from the roof

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead fire officials release the cause of a house fire that happened late Thursday night. Officials say an overloaded extension cord from an electric space heater is what started a fire at a house on the 18-hundred block of Second Ave. North. Fire crews were called to the scene just after 10 o’ clock to a…

Moorhead Fire Crews Battle Late Night House Fire

Fire officials say the house was abandoned and no one was inside

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead fire crews battle a late night house fire. Firefighters were called to the 1802 2nd Ave S. in Moorhead just after 10 p.m. where a house was engulfed in smoke and had flames shooting from the roof. Fire officials say the house was abandoned and no one was inside. They say battling the fire was difficult…

Funeral Services Set as Carrington Community Comes Together in Support of Tufte Family

Toys for the kids, flowers and pictures are set up to honor their memory

CARRINGTON, N.D. — The community of Carrington is coming together to support a family after three siblings die in a house fire. Family friend Chelee Finch still can’t believe the loss of Spencer, Melody and Alex. “I just was shocked,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that it was true.” Friends and family across the valley are giving an outpouring of support to…

Two Rescued in Fergus Falls Apartment Fire

Three people can't return to their homes after an overnight fire

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two people were rescued after fire broke out in an apartment building in Fergus Falls. While most of the people are able to head back to their homes, a few apartment units are still blocked off after heavy smoke damage. Three people can’t return to their homes after an overnight fire. Crews were called to 1110…

Gifted First Graders of Lewis and Clark Give Gifts of Their Own

The students collected more than 500 teddy bears to give to children in need

First graders in the Gifted and Talented Program at Lewis and Clark Elementary gave a gift of their own. The students asked for teddy bear donations from the community to give to children involved in crises After collecting for a little over a week, the total number of stuffed animals collected is 552. The Fargo Fire Department and the Fargo…

Firefighters Are Hoping To See A Change In Their Health

Firefighters are more at risk for cancer than you may think

Firefighters are the ones saving us, but who is saving them? People’s lives depend on firefighters as they climb ladders, break through windows and crawl through walls to save them when a fire breaks out. Yet, running into a burning building may not be the most harmful thing to a firefighter. “When I came through the service, it was a…

More than $60,000 Raised for Carrington Family After Fatal Fire

The local police department has turned the investigation over to the BCI and state fire marshal

  CARRINGTON, N.D. — As a community continues to mourn, authorities have confirmed the identities of three young children killed in a weekend house fire in Carrington, North Dakota. Alex Tufte, 11, his 8-year-old sister Melody and 7-year-old brother Spencer died early Saturday when fire engulfed their mobile home. Their parents, Dawn and Brandon Tufte and a third adult survived…

Outpouring Of Support And Donations Continues After Deadly Fire Early Saturday

Carrington Family Loses Three Young Children

A devastating tragedy involving a family in Carrington, North Dakota has led to a massive outpouring of support and contributions. Brandon and Dawn Tufte lost their three young children and everything they own in an early morning house fire on Saturday. A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family with funeral costs and other needs. It quickly surpassed…

Three Children Killed in a Carrington Mobile Home Fire

Authorities say the Tufte family lost their three children in an early-morning fire

CARRINGTON, N.D. — Three children died in an accidental mobile home fire in Carrington according to authorities. Foster County Sheriff Ian Mattice said Dawn and Brandon Tufte lost their three children in the fire. Carrington Fire Chief Ken Wangen said three other people managed to escape the fire alive. Those three were reportedly taken to a Carrington hospital and their conditions…