West Fargo Fire Department

West Fargo Fire Department discusses challenges, needs and future goals

West Fargo Fire Chief, Dan Fuller says the main goal of the department is to improve the quality of life.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller is presenting the growing needs and long term goals of the department to city commissioners. As the city of West Fargo grows, its fire department is faced with a multitude of challenges like increased call volumes, staffing shortages and longer response times. “In the last five years we’ve accomplished…

LIVE: Golden Drive Reimagines Largest Event Of The Year

The Relief Event Replaces Golden Drive's Community Event

  Golden Drive’s biggest event of the year is making some permanent changes with the hopes of collecting even more supplies for people experiencing homelessness in our region. The big annual Community Event at Bonanzaville was replaced with a more low-key drive called the Relief Event. After COVID forced the change last year, Golden Drive said it was so successful…

Four pets die in Moorhead apartment fire

Two occupants of the unit were home and escaped safely.

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – Fire caused extensive damage to a townhome in a four-unit complex plex in Moorhead overnight. Firefighters responded to the call just before midnight Sunday at 1816 Belsly Boulevard. Battalion Chief Dave Conrad says crews found heavy smoke and fire on the first floor of the two-story townhouse. It turned into a two-alarm fire with mutual aid…

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…

National firework shortage and dry conditions pose risk for Fourth of July

"It seems like more people now are coming in out of panic because they heard about the shortage of fireworks on the news."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Fourth of July celebrations might be a little less colorful. “Retail week’s first day was strong. It was huge. Saturday was a good day as well, but Sunday being the first day for Fargo it was very busy and it was crowded,”  Starr Fireworks Owner Johnny Starr said. With June 27th marking the first day fireworks can…

West Fargo crews call in extra help for fire and crash

Extra crews were called on scene to help with heat exhaustion prevention.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A person calls West Fargo Fire after smelling and seeing smoke coming from a crawl space. Firefighters arrived around 1 p.m. to find insulation wrapped around a live electrical wire was burning underneath the house. Extra crews were called on scene to help due to heat exhaustion prevention. Down the road from the fire on…

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…

West Fargo Fire Department’s arson K-9 is re-certified

Mika has renewed her accelerant detection certification.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — West Fargo Fire Department’s Arson K-9 passes her recertification test. Mika has renewed her accelerant detection certification. Due to COVID, the test was conducted virtually. Mika and her handler, John Neeb attended a 200-hour training to prepare for the exam. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller says the exam is to make sure Mika is…

Golden Drive Gathers food for students

"With school getting out soon, many children rely on the meals from schools."

WEST FARGO & FARGO, N.D. — The Golden Drive is helping out students from West Fargo and Fargo schools with food bags. “With school getting out soon, many children rely on the meals from schools. Their breakfast, their lunch. We’re trying to, with the great community trying to do what we can to help,” Golden Drive Homeless Kids Founder Sue…