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Fargo man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A Fargo man was arrested Monday morning after the stolen vehicle he crashed started on fire. The Moorhead Police Department says 27-year-old Sabastijan Tahirovic was traveling westbound on 32nd Avenue South at approximately 4:45 a.m. when he left the roadway and struck two trees. The Moorhead Fire Department was dispatched after the vehicle caught fire. A passenger was transported…

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…

City of Moorhead Confirms Multiple COVID-19 Cases Within Fire Department

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead has confirmed that multiple employees within the Moorhead Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees, upon notice of the positive test result, were prohibited from contacting other city employees and told to isolate themselves. All City employees identified to be in close contact with the positive cases have been notified. Fire Department teams…

Moorhead Fire Department Collecting Homemade Masks Saturday

All 775 fire departments in Minnesota are participating in the Homemade Mask Drive.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Fire Department will be collecting homemade face masks on Saturday, April 25. The collection is in response to Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan launching a Homemade Mask Drive to support those working and living in congregate living facilities. Anyone with homemade masks can drop them off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at both fire stations…

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…

Moorhead Police Find Body in River at Johnson Park

they are working to ID the person and notify his or her family

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police have found a body in the river at Johnson Park. Police say someone told them they thought they saw a person floating in the water just after 4:00 this afternoon. When officers got to the boat launch area, they turned their water rescue into a recovery effort. Authorities are working to ID the body…

Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Apartment Garages In Moorhead

Assistant Fire Chief Gary Larsen says there was fire coming from all six units of the detached garage.

A fire heavily damaged a row of apartment garages at 208 16th Street South in Moorhead Monday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Larsen says there was fire coming from all six units of the detached garage. A van and a large number of personal items stored in the garages were destroyed in the fire. Larsen says the items made the…

Firefighters Respond to Garage Roof Collapse in Moorhead

Moorhead Fire responded to the collapse around 6:45 Thursday morning

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Between businesses, churches, and homes, heavy snow is causing roofs to collapse across the F-M area. Moorhead Fire Department responded to 505 5th Street South in Moorhead at around 6:45 Thursday morning for a garage roof collapse. The roof of the detached garage fell on to the structure. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Categories: Local News Tags:…

Four Apartments Damaged after Early Morning Fire in Moorhead

Five residents and two pets are being temporarily housed with the help of the American Red Cross

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Five Moorhead residents are looking for new homes after their apartment building in south Moorhead caught on fire. When Freddy Davis heard neighbors running and knocking on doors in the Ridgewood Place II apartment complex (1211 34th Street Circle, Moorhead) around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, he knew something wasn’t right. “Next thing you know, I’m drinking my coffee,…

No Injuries Reported in Apartment Fire in South Moorhead

A pot left on the stove in an apartment started the blaze, caused a brief evacuation

MOORHEAD, Minn. — No one was hurt after an appliance fire inside an apartment in South Moorhead. Crews responded around 12:30 Friday afternoon near Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The fire started on the first floor of the building after someone left their apartment with a pot on the stove while it was still running. “On occasion, we have a…