Rescuing Your Pet During A Fire

Firefighters and EMT's say their first priority is always to rescue humans before animals

FARGO, N.D. — No one was injured in a balcony fire last night but firefighters did have to revive a cat. Since many consider their pets to be a part of their family, KVRR’s Danielle Church found out what you should do to safely evacuate everyone, including your pet, during a house fire. During a house or apartment fire, many times…

Fire Damages House in South Fargo

Crews respond to the 800 block of 21st Street South Monday night.

FARGO, N.D. — Fire heavily damages a south Fargo house. Firefighters responded to the 800 block of 21st Street South at 7:40 Monday night. It’s a few blocks away from Carl Ben Eielson Middle School. They found visible fire and smoke coming from the first floor. Everyone in the home got out safely before firefighters arrived. They got the fire…

House Starts On Fire While Family Is At Funeral

Family Dog Was Killed In The Blaze in Walcott

WALCOTT, N.D. — A house in Walcott, North Dakota started on fire while the family was at a funeral. Smoke was coming through the roof and windows when fire trucks arrived at the Wesley Fornshell home this afternoon. The Fornshells have five children and were attending a funeral at the time of the fire. The family dog died despite life-saving…

Victim Identified in Fatal Crookston House Fire

The body is identified as 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Authorities say the smoke detectors didn’t work in a Crookston house that went up in flames, killing one person over the weekend. The body has been identified as 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle. Firefighters responded to the house at 214 4th Avenue North around 2:30 Sunday morning. Authorities say the fire appears to be accidental. The cause of the…

Breckenridge Fire Destroys Apartment Complex

No one was injured, but one family did lose their pet dog

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A fire at an apartment complex in Breckenridge has displaced at least six people. Multiple fire crews were on the scene for hours on Friday after a call came in around 8:30 in the morning. Police say no one was injured in the fire, however, one family did lose their pet dog. “We went to get some…

How Firefighters are Protected While Battling Flames

The PASS device stands for personal alert safety system which is triggered when firefighters are not moving

WEST FARGO, ND — They put their lives on the line to save others but how do firefighters stay safe on the scene? There are some features that help protect them while they are battling flames. Firefighters are heroes in our community, saving lives when danger approaches. “I’d rather risk my life and do that for somebody else,” said Levi…

Fargo’s North Softball Complex Damaged After Trailer Fire

A local driver spotted smoke coming from a trailer around 2 pm on the North Softball Complex but once crews arrived, strong winds helped the fire engulf the entire trailer

FARGO, ND — A local driver spotted smoke coming from a trailer around 2 pm at the North Softball Complex in Fargo but once crews arrived, strong winds helped the fire engulf the entire trailer. The Battalion Chief with the Fargo Fire Department, Lee Soeth, says the Harwood firefighters arrived on scene first and put out in the fire in…

Woman Identified in Fatal House Fire in Alexandria

The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Authorities have identified the woman who died in a house fire in Alexandria on Monday. Shandiin Goodbird, 19, died after a fire broke out at a house on the 400 block of Fillmore. Goodbird had originally been labeled as missing, but was found after the fire was put out. A preliminary autopsy report shows Goodbird died of…

Fighting Fires in Small Towns With an Even Smaller Staff

many towns often have volunteers and they're unpaid

MAPLETON, N.D. — Every town needs someone to put out fires. But when it comes to small towns, they don’t always have the firefighters they need. When firefighters get an emergency call in a larger town like Fargo, it takes seconds before they get dressed at the fire station and start driving to a scene. But when it comes to small…

Missing Woman Found Dead in Alexandria Apartment Fire

Police and Douglas County deputies were met by several people who made it outside the multi-unit building

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A 19-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Alexandria. The woman had been reported missing since the fire was reported this morning just before 5:30. Her name has not been released. Police and Douglas County deputies were met by several people who made it outside the multi-unit building. They pounded on doors to alert others….