Fire

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…

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…