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National Guard leader describes Western ND wildfire response

The National Guard is on standby for additional help.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – High and very high fire danger continues through all parts of North Dakota and near critical fire weather is expected across the state with a Red Flag warning in effect. “The National Guard is essential to any whole government national response and we are the first military response on site we are very pleased to be…

Wildfires continue in western North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National ParkMEDORA, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Firefighters are making progress in controlling a large grass fire near Medora as more wildfires have started in other areas in the western part of the state facing high fire danger. According to the North Dakota Forest Service, as of midday Sunday, the Medora blaze was 85% contained. It had burned an estimated…

Temporary flight restriction near Medora is cancelled

MEDORA, N.D. (KVRR) — The temporary flight restriction (TFR) issued Thursday for the 10-mile radius around Medora has been cancelled. Officials say pilots of manned aircraft, as well as operators of unmanned aircraft systems, should continue to exercise caution while flying in the area. The TFR may be reinstated on little to no notice at any time if fire-fighting operations…

Update: Crews stop wildfire from spreading into Medora

BISMARCK, N.D. – Firefighters have stopped a wildfire from spreading in the western North Dakota tourist town of Medora, where its 100 residents were forced to evacuate. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damaged structures in the community, which is just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Crews spared the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, home to the Medora Musical. The…

Gov. Burgum Declares Statewide Wildfire Emergency as Medora Is Evacuated

BILLINGS CO., N.D. — (UPDATE: 8:43pm 04/01/21) — Around 9,600 acres have burned near Medora, North Dakota and containment of the grass fire which caused the evacuation of the small tourist town is at 15%. Interstate 94 is temporarily closed from Beach to Belfield with no detour in place. Drivers will have to use alternate routes. **ORIGINAL POST BELOW** Evacuations…