Red Cross

Neighbor Rescues Sleeping Woman And Two Kids From Apartment With Stove Fire

Fire officials say there were no smoke detectors in the apartment

FARGO, ND — A man jumps into action when he smells smoke coming from a neighboring apartment. The man broke in and found a woman and two children sleeping on a couch in an apartment in the 500 block of Oak Street North in Fargo. It happened around 2:30 this afternoon. He grabbed the kids and brought them outside, woke the…

Fargo Firefighters, Red Cross Volunteers Install Smoke Detectors in Homes

Fargo FD receives funding to host installation events each year

FARGO, N.D. — For many college students, one thing towards the bottom of their to–do lists is to make sure their smoke detectors are running properly. “I know it’s kind of challenging. I mean, I rent out a bunch of houses and stuff too, and me and my roommates probably have no clue how to install them and how to check…

Williston Apartment Fire Under Investigation

An estimated 70 people lived in the building.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption WILLISTON, ND (KEYZ) – Williston Firefighters remain at the scene of an apartment fire where dozens were made homeless. An estimated 70 people lived in the building. The first alarm went out around 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Flames were already through the roof of the three-story apartment building, and moving from…

American Red Cross Offers Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend

Travel safety, water safety, and grill safety are three major areas to keep in mind

FARGO, N.D. — Before you jump into your Labor Day plans, make sure you always prioritize your well–being. The Red Cross says there several safety tips people should remember. Jim Fitzpatrick calls himself a full-time “RV–er.” As someone who’s always on the road, safety is never far from his mind. “I’m in a big motor home, and I tow a…

Red Cross on the Ground After Tornado Hits Watford City

The Red Cross says the devastation has brought the community together

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The Red Cross is on the ground to help those who are displaced by the tornado. “This was pretty devastating. It was only an F2, but given the circumstances… mobile homes or camp and RV areas… not a lot of things are tied down, things are really light, there was a lot of damage… it’s amazing what…

“Sound the Alarm” Helps Residents Replace Smoke Alarms

The Red Cross partnered with fire departments to put on the event

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The American Red Cross teamed up with fire departments in the FM area to help people replace the smoke alarms in their homes. Groups of volunteers went door–to–door installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries, and helping residents create escape plans. “We look at areas of the community that typically are on a fixed income, and areas that…

Walcott, ND Home Damaged By Fire

Departments from Walcott, Christine, Abercrombie, Colfax, Dwight and Kindred responded along with Kindred Ambulance to the Westley Fornshell home on the northwest side of Walcott at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Walcott, ND (KFGO) – A home in Walcott has been heavily damaged by fire. Departments from Walcott, Christine, Abercrombie, Colfax, Dwight and Kindred responded along with Kindred Ambulance to the Westley Fornshell home on the northwest side of Walcott at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Smoke was coming through the roof and windows when the first…

Red Cross Offers Tips on Safe Halloween

Things to keep in mind thanks to the local Red Cross.

FARGO, N.D. – It’s that time of year when ghosts and goblins take to the streets for some Halloween fun. The celebration is growing more and more popular with everyone – kids to adults – and the American Red Cross has advice people can follow to help stay safe this Halloween while enjoying the festivities. SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK-or-TREATERS As parents…

NDSU Concert Raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief Efforts

The event was free and open to the public and they simply asked for a good will donation

FARGO, ND — A Hurricane Relief Concert at NDSU raised thousands for people who need it the most. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra along with NDSU Performing Arts partnered to raise money for hurricane relief Sunday afternoon. The event was free and open to the public and they simply asked for a good will donation. The Red Cross tells us the…

Red Cross Ready to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma

The organization still needs monetary donations to help those impacted by the hurricane

FARGO, N.D. — Eleven days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, another powerful hurricane takes aim at the United States. Hurricane Irma is forecasted to be near South Florida early Sunday morning.  The storm is tracking to make a catastrophic landfall on U.S. soil sometime within the next seven days. The Red Cross has volunteers deployed in the Southeast…