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Early Morning Fire Destroys House in Moorhead

There was one person home at the time of the fire, fortunately they were able to make it out safely.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A fire early this morning has destroyed a home in Moorhead. Fire crews were dispatched to the home on 1314 11 street South around 4 am. Once firefighters arrived on scene they had little time to put out the flames as they noticed it was coming from the basement of the structure. Fire crews were able to…

Fargo Fire Department responds to three-alarm structure fire

The cause of the incident is still unknown

FARGO, N.D. — A fire leaves a former furniture restoration business filled with smoke as firefighters rush to prevent the blaze from spreading. Fargo fire crews responded to the call at 1420 First Avenue North at around 3 p.m. Once they arrived, they saw fire coming out of the building prompting them to sound a second alarm for more help….

Large Fires From Fargo Landfill And Moorhead Compost Site Calming Down, Smoke Remaining For Multiple Days

Both departments are prepared to return to the scene if anything changes.

FARGO-MOORHEAD, — Fires at both the Moorhead Compost Site and the Fargo Landfill had fire crews on the scene less than an hour apart. At the Moorhead site, crews say the fire was likely caused by wood chips that spread into the wood storage. In Fargo, crews say the fire was started by cutting work, creating sparks that spread to…

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…