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Firefighters have a busy Fourth of July

"Everything kind of hit all at once. We had trucks crisscrossing each other throughout the city."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo and West Fargo firefighters respond to more than 25 calls of fires over the Fourth of July holiday. “We had 15 calls for actual fires where there was some flame present which is well above normal,” Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said. “We had somewhere about 13 calls for the day. Everything kind…

Cajun Cafe closes after 20 years

The Cajun Cafe is one of two businesses who've announced their closures this week.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Cajun Cafe is yet another local business who’s announced it will be closing its doors after struggles amid the pandemic “It was a very difficult year and it definitely knocked us back like it did everybody. We lost a lot of money during that,” Cajun Cafe owner Gary Gilbertson said. With Twist in Downtown Fargo…

‘We are so optimistic’: GiGi’s Playhouse plans on forging ahead after fire

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Business owners in a South Fargo strip mall are piecing together how to move forward after a fire ripped through the building Tuesday. Below a charred roof at the strip mall, three words hang tough: educate, inspire and believe. Those three words embody the mission behind GiGi’s Playhouse: North Dakota’s first and only Down syndrome achievement…

Drone helped fight Fargo strip mall fire

Red River UAS Unit uses a device that uses thermal imaging to help fight the South Fargo fire.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fire officials are still piecing together the cause of a South Fargo strip mall fire. Businesses are left ruined after a fire tore through the Southpointe Business Park strip mall. Flames destroying Bodyworks Physical Therapy and Gigi’s Playhouse. Our drone capturing the roof of Gigi’s Playhouse completely charred. Most of the building’s roof left destroyed. Workers…

People confused as shelter in place alert in Fargo is sent to people across metro

The Fargo Police Department intended the alert to only cover a three block radius in South Fargo, but the alert sent out by Red River Dispatch reached far more people outside of that area.

FARGO, N.D. — After a man barricaded himself inside his vehicle early Saturday morning in South Fargo, a shelter in place alert went out to people throughout the Cass and Clay counties. The Fargo Police Department intended the alert to only cover a three block radius in South Fargo, but the alert sent out by Red River Dispatch reached far…

One Person Found Dead After South Fargo House Fire

The area around the home was blocked off to traffic for a few hours.

FARGO, N.D., – At approximately 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, fire crews were notified of smoke coming from a home at 1123 South University Drive. “Upon arrival, fire crews encountered smoke and a small amount of fire in the house. Fire was quickly extinguished. Upon going to the house and checking through things a body was identified and is left in place,”…

Body Found at House Fire in South Fargo

FARGO, ND — A body was found in a home where Fargo firefighters were called to an attic fire. They responded to a call to 1123 South University Drive just after noon. Fargo Police are also on the scene. In a Facebook post, Fargo Police said, “Today, at 12:37 p.m., Fargo Officers were dispatched to a structure fire in the…