Fire

Fire In Theodore Roosevelt National Park Is 80% Contained

Theodore Roosevelt National ParkMcKENZIE CO, N.D. — Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on an eight-square-mile wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Firefighters had the blaze 80% contained on Saturday afternoon, up from 70% on Friday. No structure damage has been reported, but officials say some structures in the park could still be at risk. Several closures remain in place…

Temporary flight restriction near Medora is cancelled

MEDORA, N.D. (KVRR) — The temporary flight restriction (TFR) issued Thursday for the 10-mile radius around Medora has been cancelled. Officials say pilots of manned aircraft, as well as operators of unmanned aircraft systems, should continue to exercise caution while flying in the area. The TFR may be reinstated on little to no notice at any time if fire-fighting operations…

Large Grass Fire Near Mentor, Minnesota 90% Contained

A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday for all of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota

MENTOR, Minn. — A grass fire near Mentor, Minnesota which started Monday is now 90% contained and authorities say it was “human-caused”. Minnesota Incident Command reports the “Oxcart Fire” had no new fire growth overnight. Calmer weather helped keep the fire activity minimal within the perimeter of the 13,000 acre fire. Firefighters are working on mopping up smoldering hot spots…

Maple syrup boiler fire destroys Otter Tail County home

VERGAS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A home was destroyed by fire near Vergas, Minn. Monday. The fire at 50771 East Lake Seven Rd. was reported shortly after 5 p.m. The investigation determined the fire started from a maple syrup boiler in the driveway that spread to the house.  There were no injuries. The Vergas Fire Dept, was assisted by fire departments…

Harwood fire made difficult by windy conditions

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption HARWOOD, N.D. (KVRR) – Firefighters from several communities are on the scene of a fire in Harwood, North Dakota. Multiple fire crews including from Harwood and West Fargo spent the afternoon fighting a shop fire on the 3100 block of 165th Avenue SE in very windy conditions. Crews say the…