Fire

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…

UPDATED: Marshall County Sheriff Asking Evacuees to Find a Safe Place to Stay

Witnesses say the building is a total loss

Courtesy: Dorie Norekis  UPDATE: Marshall County Sheriff Jason Boman confirms that multiple people have been displaced from their homes around the Nordic Fiberglass building in Warren, Minnesota. He posted an update on the official Facebook page for the sheriff’s office asking people who have been asked to leave their homes need to find a place to stay because they don’t…

Bison Turf Owner Gets Permit to Begin Nearly Million Dollar Rebuild Project

Pete Sabo says three-quarters of the building will need to come down before the process can begin.

  The owner of an iconic Fargo bar, heavily damaged by fire last summer, has finally received a permit to rebuild. Pete Sabo says he was determined to rebuild the Bison Turf near NDSU after the July 22 fire which started in the attic and was caused by repair work. Sabo says the new plan, meeting new code requirements and…

Police: Wisconsin Man Dies Trying to Blow Up Apartment Building

Police say 44-year-old Joseph Zunker called dispatch threatening to blow up his apartment building

  Police say a man in a small northwestern Wisconsin community was killed after he followed through on his threat to bomb his apartment building. Joseph Zunker, 44, called dispatch late last night and said he had a bomb. As officers tried to make contact with Zunker, he threatened to blow everyone up. He eventually set off the bomb and…

911 Dispatcher Answers Daughter’s Call for Help

Layla Wray says her family's home is a total loss and the family is currently staying in a hotel until they can find a new place

  An emergency dispatcher in Madisonville, Texas answered a call for help she never expected to get. Layla Wray says she tried to stay in “dispatcher mode” when she recognized the address and the voice of her 14-year-old daughter on the other end of the phone. Wray’s house was quickly going up in flames. She says she tried to keep…