Firefighters

Police Discover Flaming Car in Driveway

Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin says the flames were 10 feet high.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fire destroyed a car parked in the driveway of a home at 924 5th Street South in Fargo. A police officer on patrol spotted the flames shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday and called it in. That quick action likely prevented the fire from extending to a large garage and nearby house. Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe…

Smoke Filled Apartment Near Downtown Fargo Sends Man to Hospital

Officers found smoke coming from the sixth floor unit and a tenant who refused to come out.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo police responded to a disturbance call shortly before 5.a.m Monday at Univerisity Drive Manor, 1201 2nd Avenue North after some residents of the high rise apartment reported hearing a tenant yelling for help. Sgt. Troy Hannig says when officers arrived, they found smoke coming from the sixth floor unit and a tenant who refused to…

Pelican Rapids Area Farmer Buried in Grain Bin Rescued Without Injury

The man was given oxygen while still trapped but came out unharmed.

PELICAN RAPIDS, M.N.–Some luck and good training saved the life of a farmer trapped at the bottom of a bin, buried by hundreds of bushels of ground corn at a farm just south of Pelican Rapids. Fire Chief Trevor Steeves says the victim was cleaning out a plugged feed line when he tripped a sensor, which flooded the bin with…

Firefighters Commemorate 9/11 at Memorial Stair Climb

Firefighters wear 60 pounds of gear while doing the stair climb

FARGO, N.D. — Eighteen years have passed since 9/11, and local firefighters are keeping the memory alive. Family Wellness hosted its annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to raise awareness and honor those lost. Firefighters from Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo are doing the stair climb machine in 60 minute intervals in attempt to reach 110 stories. It was 110 stories…

Fire Crews at Business Fire in Moorhead

Firefighters brought in additional hoses to help extinguish the fire.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sprinklers help contain a fire at a Moorhead company that has a history with flames breaking out. Crews responded to the Pactiv Corporation building along 42nd street south around seven this morning. The company manufactures and distributes food packaging. Firefighters found smoke coming from the main part of the building and the loading bay. Moorhead Fire Department…

Broken Water Main Floods Moorhead Store Overnight

It took public works crews about 90 minutes to find the shut-off and stop the water break.

MOORHEAD, MN– A broken water main resulted in a big mess at the CVS Pharmacy on 30th Avenue South in Moorhead. Police Sgt. Scott Kostohryz says officers responded to motion alarms at the store around 1:30 a.m. Friday and discovered water flowing inside the store from a broken water main. Kostohryz says it was like a waterfall coming out once…

Woman Killed in North Fargo Apartment Identified

Firefighters knocked the flames down in 20 minutes

UPDATE: Fargo Police have identified the victim of a North Fargo apartment fire as 52-year-old Denise Anderson of Fargo.   UPDATE: A man is arrested after a woman is found dead in a north Fargo apartment. 44-year-old Sheldon Davis is being held on murder and arson charges. “The female had injuries that were not caused by fire or smoke. Traumatic…

West Fargo Fire’s Five-Year Strategic Plan Focusing on Health, Staffing and Response Times

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The most dangerous part of a firefighter’s job isn’t always the blaze they’re battling. “It’s in the soot, it gets everywhere, unless you wash yourself off, it’s not coming off. You ingest it, you inhale it, over the course of 20 years, that’s what can kill you rather than having something happen to you at a…

Barnesville Honors First Responders for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

First responders say it's a chance to mingle with other departments in a relaxed environment

BARNESVILLE, Minn. —┬áIt’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and people in Barnesville are showing their support for first responders. Firefighters, EMT’s, and police officers all gathered at the event. Cards and posters made by local students were displayed at the open house. First responders say it’s a great chance to mingle with other departments in a relaxed environment. They also say…