Moorhead Fire confirms multiple positive cases of COVID-19 within the department

Chief Rich Duysen says this is causing a shortage in staffing

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One member of the Moorhead fire department began experiencing symptoms of coronavirus about a week ago. Shortly after going in for testing, that person received a positive result of COVID-19. “That caused us to follow CDC guidelines, start doing contact tracing, have some people isolated and then have them go in to test,” said Moorhead Fire Chief…

One Person Injured in Fargo Fire

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Firefighters battle an apartment blaze that broke out just before the noon hour on Monday. One person was hurt in the fire, which was reported around 11:40 AM on 12th Street South. That person’s injuries are unclear, but they were taken to a local hospital. There also appeared to be pets in the apartment. The older…

West Fargo Residents Encouraged to “Shine Your Light” for International Firefighters Day

The "Shine Your Light" campaign is organized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The City of West Fargo is encouraging community members to “Shine Your Light” for International Firefighters Day on May 4. The “Shine Your Light” campaign is organized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and invites communities to change their house and porch lights to red in order to honor the men and woman who keep our communities safe….

Sabin-Elmwood Fire Department celebrates birthdays during social isolation

The department formed a parade of trucks to stop by the homes of kids on their birthdays

SABIN, Minn. — Normally, the sound of fire truck sirens are heard in the case of an emergency, but this week, the Sabin-Elwood Fire Department found a way to use that noise for something more positive. “With kids not being able to have birthday parties and fun stuff like that, we figured we could take our fire trucks out and…

Woman Safe after Vehicle Catches Fire on Railroad Tracks in Moorhead

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A woman is safe after her vehicle became stuck on the railroad tracks and caught fire near the intersection of 8th Street and First Avenue North in Moorhead Thursday night. The Moorhead Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly put the fire out. Firefighters pushed the vehicle off the tracks once the fire was out. Acting Fire Captain…

Charges Filed Against Man Involved in West Fargo Fire

Police are looking for 44-year-old Marty Johann

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Charges have been filed against the man involved in a West Fargo garage fire last week and a warrant is out for his arrest. Police officers and firefighters responded to the fire at 108th C Street on March 25th. Forty-four-year-old Marty Johann was inside the burning garage. The report says Johann told officers he would shoot…

Workers On The Frontline Get Workers Compensation Coverage In North Dakota

It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order to protect frontline workers. It provides workers compensation coverage for first responders and health care workers exposed to COVID-19 on the job. It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus. Compensation includes wage replacement and medical benefits. Burgum says the current workers…

Four Buildings Demolished After Fire In Downtown Alexandria

The fire reportedly started at Raapers Eatery & Ale.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – “We were paged at 4:34 this morning for a downtown building apartment fire. A tenant had smoke coming into his apartment,”  Chief Jeff Karrow, from the Alexandria Fire Department says. To prevent the fire from spreading, crews had to demolish businesses within the block which included RM Tattoo, Raapers Eatery & Ale, Charlie’s Bazaar and Little Darlings…

Downtown Alexandria Businesses Being Demolished to Contain Fire

The public is asked to avoid the area.

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The Press Bar in St. Cloud Likely a Total Loss after Early Morning Fire

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9)–A popular bar in downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota is likely a total loss after a fire early Monday morning. The fire was first reported at the Press Bar and Parlor at 2:41 a.m. Firefighters had to fight the fire defensively from the outside because it was too hot to enter the building when they arrived. Firefighters…