Firefighters

Man Sets Fire to Apartment Trying to Kill Spider

The fire caused $11,000 in damages

  REDDING, Calif. — At least three people are out of their home after a California man set fire to his apartment while attempting to kill a spider. Redding firefighters say they were called to the apartment building after one of the men living in the home lit a spider on fire using a torch lighter in an upstairs bedroom….

Firefighters Battle Car Fire Despite Equipment Freezing on Site

The Fire department posting this video on Facebook of firefighters battling an engulfed car next to an apartment building

FARGO, ND — Today’s cold weather hampered Fargo firefighters. The Fire department posting this video on Facebook of firefighters battling an engulfed car next to an apartment building. The department says some of their equipment froze and prevented them from applying flame-retardant foam to the gas burning under the car. They were eventually able to put the fire out. It…

Firefighters Respond to Rural Vergas Garage Fire

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says the garage is a total loss.

VERGAS, Minn. — A garage is a total loss after a fire breaks out in Otter Tail County. It happened at 30229 Candor Hall Road in rural Vergas, Minnesota. The homeowner called the sheriff’s office shortly before 5:00 this morning. When firefighters arrived, the garage was fully engulfed. Fire crews from Vergas, Detroit Lakes, Frazee and deputies from the Otter…

Firefighters Battling Fires in Dangerous Wind Chills Get Assistance from the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be at the scenes this weekend for firefighters during the dangerous low wind chills

FARGO, ND — As the temperature outside continues to drop, the number of house fires has increased in the last week. It means the Fargo Fire Department has had to gear up for extreme temperatures to help put out fires across town. Some say it can be really tough because although the gear is designed to protect firefighters, it doesn’t…

The Polls Are In! Who Won the Salvation Army Fundraising Challenge?

During the Red Kettle Campaign, the groups collectively raised nearly 34,000 dollars

FARGO, ND — Off duty law enforcement, realtors and off–duty firefighters have been competing to raise the most money for the Salvation Army and the polls are in! Over the last three days the groups rang bells for hundreds of hours and the realtors came in first place. During the Red Kettle Campaign, the groups collectively raised nearly 75,000 dollars….

Barnesville House Heavily Damaged by Fire

Fire crews respond to house fire early Sunday morning

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Authorities respond to an early morning fire that heavily damaged a Barnesville house. Firefighters were called to the house in 1000 block of 5th Street Southeast around 3:20 am. Fire crews from Barnesville, Hawley and Sabin worked to put the fire out. The fire appears to have started in the garage and spread to the home. No…

Fire Damages Fargo’s River City Church

A plumber working in a bathroom noticed a fire and put it out

RCC FIRE 1 RRC CHURCH 2 RRC CHURCH 3 RIVER CITY CHURCH FARGO, ND — Fire causes thousands of dollars in damage to a Fargo church. Firefighters responded to the River City Church at 323 Main Avenue at about 9:15 a.m. A plumber working in a bathroom noticed a fire and put it out. He then realized the fire was…

Firefighters Release Cause of House Fire in Douglas County

There is significant damage to the house

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A heating lamp is believed to have started a house on fire in Douglas County. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the house in Millerville Township around 9 o’clock this morning and called 911. Fire crews from Millerville, Brandon and Evansville responded and put the fire out. There is significant damage to the house. The fire…

Five New Firefighters to Help Save Lives in Fargo

They said training from experienced firefighters helped them get through

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Fire Department adds five new firefighters to their ranks. The recruits were hired on September 11th and spent eight weeks going through intensive training. They were required to study structural firefighting, fire prevention and to specialize in search and rescue. One new firefighter said although the training was difficult at times, leaning on experienced firefighters…

Arthur’s Barn Destroyed by Fire, Crews Still on Scene Battling Flames

Firefighters say Johnson's Barn, on State Highway 18, is fully engulfed in flames

BARN FIRE 3 BARN FIRE 7 BARN FIRE 4 BARN FIRE 5 BARN FIRE 2 BARN FIRE 6 ARTHUR, ND — Multiple fire crews from Casselton, Arthur, Page, Hunter and other surrounding communities are on scene of a fire north of Arthur. Firefighters say Arthur’s Barn, on State Highway 18, is fully engulfed in flames. KVRR’s Nick Broadway says the…