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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…

Fireworks keep Fargo Police & Fire busy overnight

Fargo, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – Fireworks calls have kept the Fargo Fire and Police Departments busy on the 4th of July. Firefighters responded to 15 fires. At least 12 of the fires were fireworks-related.  Two fires were grass fires; three fires were dumpster fires; one was a wood chip fire; and, nine were structure fires. The one fire that caused significant…

Protect runaway pets on Independence Day

"Fireworks are scary so turn on a radio or TV something to drown out the sound."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local animal shelter is reminding people of pet safety when out celebrating this holiday weekend. People with a local shelter say Independence Day celebrations are the leading cause for family pets to go missing or end up at the local pound. One way to ensure your furry friends are safe is to have a pet…

National firework shortage and dry conditions pose risk for Fourth of July

"It seems like more people now are coming in out of panic because they heard about the shortage of fireworks on the news."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Fourth of July celebrations might be a little less colorful. “Retail week’s first day was strong. It was huge. Saturday was a good day as well, but Sunday being the first day for Fargo it was very busy and it was crowded,”  Starr Fireworks Owner Johnny Starr said. With June 27th marking the first day fireworks can…

The City Of Horace Hosts Its Annual Bean Days With COVID-19 Guidelines

City officials say it was important to still be able to bring some sense of normalcy to the community.

HORACE, N.D.- The event included a 5K, vendor shopping, live music, parade, vintage vehicle show and fireworks. Because of COVID-19, the city had to make some adjustments, including handing out masks, hand sanitizers and trying to space everyone as much as possible. City officials say it was important to still be able to bring some sense of normalcy to the…

Social Distancing: Distancing From Fireworks

The 4th Got A Little Too Exciting For These Kids

  I hope you had a lovely 4th of July over the weekend, and got to eat some good food and see some good fireworks. I bought a new grill and made hot dogs and steaks. It all felt very patriotic. And a lot of people shot off fireworks at home this year to avoid large crowds at public displays….

Horizon Park Volunteers Prepare For 4th Of July Celebration

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE FIREWORK SHOW FROM INSIDE YOUR VEHICLE IN NEARBY PARKING LOTS INCLUDING HAROLD'S ON MAIN AND DOROTHY DOBBS SCHOOL.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A staple of the region is pushing forward as The Moorhead Business Association says it’s going to give it’s biggest fourth of July firework show. Crews were working all morning to set up the fireworks displays at Horizon Park. They say the firework show is still scheduled to start at 10:20, but depending on the weather it…

Horizon Park Volunteers Prepare For 4th Of July Celebration

You will be able to watch the firework show from inside your vehicle in nearby parking lots including Harold's on Main and Dorothy Dobbs School.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A staple of the region is pushing forward as The Moorhead Business Association says it’s going to give it’s biggest fourth of July firework show. Crews were working all morning to set up the fireworks displays at Horizon Park. They say the firework show is still scheduled to start at 10:20, but depending on the weather it…

Moorhead Fire Department Offers Safety Tips For Getting Rid Of Fireworks

Fire crews say you should always treat a used firework as if it was still active.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — The Moorhead Fire Department is reminding people of how to dispose of fireworks after using them. Fire crews say you should always treat a used firework as if it was still active. That means handling them carefully and dowsing them in water after use. They say before throwing them away you should leave them in a water…

What happens if there’s rain for Moorhead fireworks?

"We know the show will go on. As soon as they load the fireworks, we have to shoot them off."

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Independence Day Firework Shows may be in for a bit of rain. The Moorhead Business Association says that even if it does rain, the show at Horizon Park must go on. Organizers say that they won’t have to worry about people getting wet as they will be viewing the shows from inside their cars. In the event that…