Fire

St. Cloud Bar Owner Accused Of Setting Fire

Andrew Welsh of St. Joseph is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The owner of a historic St. Cloud bar has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally setting fire to the business. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 40-year-old Andrew Welsh, of St. Joseph, is being held in the Stearns County Jail on suspicion of arson. Welsh is accused of setting the February 17 blaze…

Four People Sent to Hospital after Fire Destroys Their Home

The fire chief says the house is a total loss.

Photo Credit: NewsDakota.comVALLEY CITY, N.D.–Authorities say a fire destroyed a home in Valley City and sent four family members to hospital. Fire Chief Scott Magnuson says that neighbors heard an explosion before the fire broke out about 9 p.m. Wednesday. He says four people in the home were taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Magnuson…

Four Buildings Demolished After Fire In Downtown Alexandria

The fire reportedly started at Raapers Eatery & Ale.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – “We were paged at 4:34 this morning for a downtown building apartment fire. A tenant had smoke coming into his apartment,”  Chief Jeff Karrow, from the Alexandria Fire Department says. To prevent the fire from spreading, crews had to demolish businesses within the block which included RM Tattoo, Raapers Eatery & Ale, Charlie’s Bazaar and Little Darlings…

Downtown Alexandria Businesses Being Demolished to Contain Fire

The public is asked to avoid the area.

1/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/9 Show Caption Hide Caption 8/9 Show Caption Hide Caption ALEXANDRIA, MINN.–A large fire in Alexandria has displaced residents and caused businesses to be demolished. Fire crews were dispatched to…

Recent West Fargo Fire Determined to be Accidental

Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out due to the hydrants being cleared of snow.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Fire Department has determined the cause of a fire that occurred on February 14 was accidental. It was determined that a child was playing with a lighter and accidentally started the fire that quickly engulfed a second floor bedroom. Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out due to the hydrants being cleared…

Northern Metals fire in Becker, Minnesota ‘under control’ after 3 Days

The fire is creating so much smoke the massive plume can be seen from miles away.

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption BECKER, Minn. (FOX 9)–In their third day battling the blaze, officials say “major progress has been made” in fighting the Northern Metals Recycling car debris fire in Becker, Minn. Thursday morning. Additionally, Becker Police say the “fire is being maintained and is under control and this…

Furnace Causes House Fire in Wadena County

No one was reported injured in the fire.

RED EYE TOWNSHIP, Minn.–A fire heavily damaged a two-story home in Wadena County on Tuesday. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Department received reports of a structure fire on 109th Avenue at approximately 10:35 p.m. When officers arrived, the home was full of smoke and the flames had reached the second floor. Sebeka and Menahga Fire Departments arrived and quickly put the…

Fire at Becker Metal Recycling Plant Affecting Air Quality

A passerby first spotted the fire about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

BECKER, Minn.–Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker after a fire at a metal recycling plant burned into the evening. Firefighters planned to work through the night Tuesday at the Northern Metals Recycling plant. The city has requested help from the National Guard, the state Pollution Control Agency and health department. Police have told residents with respiratory problems who…

The Press Bar in St. Cloud Likely a Total Loss after Early Morning Fire

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9)–A popular bar in downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota is likely a total loss after a fire early Monday morning. The fire was first reported at the Press Bar and Parlor at 2:41 a.m. Firefighters had to fight the fire defensively from the outside because it was too hot to enter the building when they arrived. Firefighters…

At Least Two Hurt, Many Displaced In Grand Forks Apartment Fire

Crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the structure

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Two people are hurt and a number of people displaced after fire breaks out in a 18-unit apartment complex in Grand Forks. The condition of the two people taken to Altru Hospital is not known. Grand Forks Fire Department got the call around 2:30 Sunday morning to 321 4th Street North. Crews arrived to find smoke…