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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…

Fire Damages House Near Georgetown

Crews from Felton and Dilworth were able to quickly extinguish the flames

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Fire damaged a house just west of Georgetown. Crews were called out around 3:45 this morning after smoke was seen coming from the attic of the house. Crews from Felton and Dilworth were able to quickly extinguish the flames. Damage is estimated at between ten and fifteen thousand dollars. Fire officials say the cause of…

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…

Lawmakers Try to Create a Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

The law would establish a nationwide registry to track the relationship between firefighting and cancer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters are often the ones doing the saving, but who’s going to save them? U.S Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar is aiming to save the lives of firefighters, one hero at a time. Klobuchar, among others, would like to establish a nationwide registry to monitor and track the relationship between firefighter’s exposure to fumes and toxins and…

Clearing Ice from Your Home: Blowtorch Not Recommended

After two house fires in the area, fire officials are asking homeowners to be careful when removing ice from your home

Clearing snow and ice off your house is something that naturally comes with the brutal winter season. What some people may not realize is that the fire can creep through walls, under doors or any openings and create a much bigger problem than just the ice. Two houses….one week. Firefighters have had to put fires at two separate locations after…

Fire Crews Respond to Another House Fire Caused by a Blowtorch

For the second time in a week, fire crews respond to a fire caused by a blowtorch

For the second time in a week, fire crews respond to a fire caused by a blowtorch. “If you’re going to use a torch, don’t get too close to the side of your house, ” said Captain Todd Church with the Moorhead Fire Department. Firefighters responded┬áto 307 4th Street South around 5:15 when the siding of the house caught on…