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Fire Destroys House in Miltona

House in Miltona, Minnesota goes up in flames, killing two dogs

A house in Douglas County is a total loss after a fire breaks out. The homeowner called the sheriff’s office shortly after noon saying his home in Miltona was on fire. The Miltona and Parkers Prairie Fire Departments worked to put the fire out. The homeowner says he was using a wood stove. Everyone in the house at the time…

Spearfish Fire Investigators: Exact Cause of Fatal Fire Unknown

Investigators say the exact cause can't be determined

  SPEARFISH, S.D. — It’s been 20 days since five children died in a house fire in Spearfish and investigators said they may never know how the blaze started. Fire officials said the fire started in a corner of the house’s porch where a metal trash can was being used to collect ash and hot coals from a fireplace, however…

Update: West Fargo Controlled Burn a Success

A controlled fire took place in West Fargo to make room for future development

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is out with the old and in with the new. A controlled burn of abandoned structures and trees took place at about 6 a.m. The area located south of I-94 near the River’s Bend development was burned to clear the area for future development. The burn lasted between four to five hours and…

Firefighter Has Minor Injuries After Fire at J.R. Simplot Plant in Grand Forks

The cause of the fire is under investigation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A fire and explosion in a piece of equipment at J.R. Simplot in Grand Forks slightly injured a firefighter this morning. “Crews were able to extinguish it rather quickly,” said Captain Darren Schimke. “In the process of that there was a minor explosion. No injuries were caused from that explosion. Some of the fire did spread…

Authorities Identify Moorhead Man who Died in Duplex Fire

His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Authorities have finally released the name of a man killed in a duplex fire last Friday in Moorhead. Phillip Skatvold, 68, died in the fire at 2422 Country Club Parkway. His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released. A third person in the house at the time of the fire is…

The City of Grand Forks Reflects on the Flood of ’97

For those who were there for the 1997 flood they remember it like it was yesterday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Life came to a screeching halt for thousands of people in Grand Forks after the flood of 1997. But after 20 years, the city has grown and improved. For many people who were in the heart of the disaster, it still feels like yesterday. The river rose to 54.35 feet in 1997. It is still the…

UPDATE: Five Area Fire Crews, Law Enforcement Respond to House Fire Near Hawley

People inside the house were able to get out before crews arrived

HAWLEY, Minn. — Multiple fire crews spent the afternoon fighting a house fire that was sparked by a grass fire near Hawley. Thick smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the house as firefighters worked to put it out. Crews from Hawley and Hitterdal were called out around 4:30 to 26586 28th Avenue South. Other crews from Lake…

Sabin Fire Tackles Fire at Unique House in Rustad

The Clay County Sheriff's office says one man was home but made it outside with no injuries

1/3 Sabin firefighters tackle fire at unique home in Rustad. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Sabin firefighters tackle fire at unique home in Rustad. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Sabin firefighters tackle fire at unique home in Rustad. Show Caption Hide Caption RUSTAD, Minn. — The Sabin Fire Department responds to a house fire south of Moorhead in Rustad. The…

Multiple Fire Crews Responding to House Fire Near Hawley

The call for help came in around 4:30 p.m. after reports of a grass fire in the area

HAWLEY, Minn. — Fire crews from Hawley, Hitterdal, Glyndon, Barnesville and Lake Park are battling a house fire at 26586 28th Ave. South near Hawley. The call for help came in around 4:30 p.m. after reports of a grass fire in the area. The Salvation Army has also been called to assist. We have a crew on the scene and…

Man Dies in Moorhead Duplex Fire

The fire also left two victims hospitalized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters were called out early this morning to a fire at a Moorhead duplex.  Two people were hospitalized and an elderly man died. It was 1:40 this morning when firefighters were called to 2422 Country Club Parkway in Moorhead. “They arrived to find a significant amount of fire showing from the street side and when crews made…