Fire

Woman Treated After Fargo House Fire

A Fargo woman was treated at Sanford Hospital after a house fire

A woman was taken to the hospital after a house fire in Fargo. The fire was in a single-family house near downtown. A person who saw smoke coming from the house called 911 around 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to Sanford Hospital with smoke related injuries. Most of the damage was limited to a family room but…

Gym Fire Closes Sisseton Elementary School

There were no injuries and school officials hope to re-open the school by Tuesday

SISSETON, S.D. — No one was hurt after a fire broke out at a Sisseton elementary school. School officials say nearly 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade were evacuated after a fire was discovered in the gym of Westside Elementary School. They say it appears the fire began in a mechanical room and it is accidental. Students and staff…

Frazee Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

Jared Hanson says he was handling a revolver when it discharged and the bullet went into his hip

FRAZEE, Minn. — The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says a Frazee man accidentally shot himself in the hip. Investigators say 27-year old Jared Hanson was handling a revolver when it discharged. Emergency crews were called to East Main Avenue in Frazee around 7 o’clock Monday night. Hanson was taken to the hospital in Detroit Lakes before being moved to Fargo….

Fargo Fire Department’s Captain Retires After 30 Years

Captain Ellis Aakre says he's "really appreciated the years"

A Fargo Fire Captain retires after 30 years of serving the community. Firefighters and law enforcement members joined Ellis Aakre and his family to celebrate his time with the department. Aakre started working with the department on January 26th, 1987, saying it was the best decision he’s ever made. He says he has many projects to look forward to, such…

UPDATED: Fire Crews Battle Blaze at Countryside Trailer Court in Fargo

Fire officials say they think the fire started near the back of the trailer but are continuing their investigation

  UPDATED 12:11 am: Firefighters battled a late night fire at Countryside Trailer Court in Fargo. The call for help came in at about 10:30 Monday night to the 1400 block of First Avenue South. Fire officials say the trailer home was engulfed in flames. They say no one was home at the time and they think the fire started…

Neighbors Near Warren Fiberglass Plant Describe Home Evacuation

Neighbors near the Nordic Fiberglass Plant had to leave their homes Wednesday night after it caught fire, spreading smoke through the neighborhood

Some of those who were evacuated from their homes say the fire came as a surprise to the quiet town. People say they didn’t know what they might find when they were allowed to return to their homes. The streets surrounding the Nordic Fiberglass Plant in Warren have returned to their usual quiet hum. “The only other thing that happened…

Fire Leaves Family of Seven Homeless

An early morning fire leaves a family of seven homeless

A family of seven is homeless after a fire gutted their home in Emerado, North Dakota. The fire was reported around 3a.m.┬áin a unit of a duplex in the northeast part of town, just off Highway 2. All occupants, including a neighbor in the second unit of the duplex, were outside when fire units arrived. The other unit was damaged…

Fire Tears Through Nordic Fiberglass Plant in Warren

The plant is a major employer in the small town, Officials can't determine the scope of the damage as of now

Firefighters from eight agencies battled for several hours against the flames at Nordic Fiberglass in Warren, Minnesota on Wednesday evening. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said Nordic Fiber Glass is a big employer in the area. But they said thankfully, no one was inside when the fire broke out. It took firefighters more than five hours to put the flames out…

Eli Young Band: Show Will Go On Despite Losing Tour Bus on Way to Mahnomen

The Eli Young Band says their tour bus went up in flames and they lost possessions they can't replace

A country group heading to Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen for a show on Friday is out a bus and electronic and sound equipment. “The bus just caught fire in the back of the engine everyone just so everybody knows it’s gonna burn to the ground,” said the bus driver. A tour bus and trailer belonging to Eli Young Band…