Firefighters

Fire temporarily evacuates Fargo hotel

FARGO, N.D. ( KVRR) — A kitchen fire temporarily evacuates people staying at a Fargo hotel. Just before 10 this morning firefighters were dispatched to Mainstay Suites on 19th Avenue and 44th street South. Staff working at the extended stay hotel were able to evacuate everyone out the building, as well as put out the small kitchen fire. “They came…

West Fargo Fire Department discusses challenges, needs and future goals

West Fargo Fire Chief, Dan Fuller says the main goal of the department is to improve the quality of life.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller is presenting the growing needs and long term goals of the department to city commissioners. As the city of West Fargo grows, its fire department is faced with a multitude of challenges like increased call volumes, staffing shortages and longer response times. “In the last five years we’ve accomplished…

Firefighters have a busy Fourth of July

"Everything kind of hit all at once. We had trucks crisscrossing each other throughout the city."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo and West Fargo firefighters respond to more than 25 calls of fires over the Fourth of July holiday. “We had 15 calls for actual fires where there was some flame present which is well above normal,” Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said. “We had somewhere about 13 calls for the day. Everything kind…

West Fargo crews call in extra help for fire and crash

Extra crews were called on scene to help with heat exhaustion prevention.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A person calls West Fargo Fire after smelling and seeing smoke coming from a crawl space. Firefighters arrived around 1 p.m. to find insulation wrapped around a live electrical wire was burning underneath the house. Extra crews were called on scene to help due to heat exhaustion prevention. Down the road from the fire on…

Passersby put out Fargo house fire

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Firefighters respond to an early morning house fire Tuesday in North Fargo near North Dakota State University. Crews were sent at 7:30 after a passerby noticed flames coming from the front side of the home on the 700 block of College Street North. About four minutes after the call was made firefighters arrived on scene to…

West Fargo firefighters train for grain bin rescues

"Farmers are in their bins all the time so training like this; we need to take advantage of this as much as we can."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Fire department shows us one of the many things they train on when they’re not fighting fires. “We like to get indoor training like this for the winter times, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the cold weather, stay inside, but farming accidents like grain bin extrication can occur…