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American Red Cross Responding to Numerous House Fires to Help Those in Need

The organization has responded to more than a dozen home fires in the Dakotas Region just this week

REGIONAL — The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand after an apartment fire in Langdon and a house fire in Wahpeton. They’re providing financial assistance for food, clothing and emergency lodging to the two people from the apartment fire. Two others at the house fire in Wahpeton also were given emergency housing from the Red Cross. The organization…

Fire Crews Battle Elevator Fire in East Grand Forks, Business Fire in Hallock

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An explosion and fire has damaged a grain processing elevator in East Grand Forks. Firefighters fought the blaze at MGI Grain Processing in subzero temperatures Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard. Employees in the mill at the time made it out safely and called 911….

Firefighters Release Cause of House Fire in Douglas County

There is significant damage to the house

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A heating lamp is believed to have started a house on fire in Douglas County. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the house in Millerville Township around 9 o’clock this morning and called 911. Fire crews from Millerville, Brandon and Evansville responded and put the fire out. There is significant damage to the house. The fire…

Crews Respond to Garage Fire in West Fargo

When firefighters arrived there was smoke coming from a double garage that the homeowners share with neighbors

WEST FARGO, ND — A neighbor spots a fire in a garage in West Fargo and calls authorities. Crews responded around 4 o’clock this afternoon to the garage at 229 12th Avenue East. When firefighters arrived there was smoke coming from a double garage that the homeowners share with neighbors. There were no vehicles inside at the time of the…

West Fargo Family of Six Escapes Burning Home

Within minutes, firefighters arrived on scene and battled the blaze until about four this morning

WEST FARGO, ND — A West Fargo family of six was able to escape after fire breaks out and flames fully engulf their house. As this house went up in flames this morning, neighbors say they’ve never seen anything so terrifying. West Fargo Firefighter Perry McClellan was on his way home at about 1 a.m. when he spotted flames coming from…

Cause of Minot Recycling Plant Fire Still Unknown

It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles

  MINOT, ND — Authorities say they will never know what started a large fire at a Minot recycling business, though they have some theories. The blaze at Earth Recycling broke out around noon on May 18. It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Ken Sisk says he couldn’t pinpoint the exact…

Minot Recycling Plant Still Smoldering After Massive Fire

Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe

  MINOT, ND — A massive fire at a Minot recycling plant is still smoldering with smaller fires still inside. Fire crews were seen at Earth Recycling earlier this morning trying to keep the smolder under control. Officials say the air quality in the area is now safe. The massive fire started ripping through the recycling plant on Thursday. Drivers…

Four People Escape Unharmed at Fire in Moorhead

The garage is facing extensive damage from the fire

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Crews respond to a fire in Moorhead just after 6:30 p.m. They found heavy smoke inside a garage at 1621 5th Street South. It took under 20 minutes to put the fire out. Four people were home at the time and were able to get out. A crew from Fargo was originally requested but was cleared to leave after…

Gov. Burgum Signs Medical Marijuana Law

The measure, called the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, won 65 percent voter approval in November

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has signed a comprehensive measure that regulates the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The Senate and the House earlier had gotten the needed two-thirds majority to amend the citizen initiative. The measure, called the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, won 65 percent voter approval in November. It allows the use of marijuana as medicine…

South Fargo Home Damaged by Fire

Firefighters were able get the flames under control and the fire was out within minutes. KVRR Reporter Nick Broadway reports

  FARGO, N.D. — A south Fargo home is damaged after a late night house fire Thursday night. Fire crews were called to 4110 17th Street South at about 9:15 p.m. for reports of smoke and flames coming from the attic through the roof of the house. Firefighters were able get the flames under control and the fire was out…