WEST FARGO FIRE

Storage unit fire raises awareness on dangers of living in them

A mattress caught fire and destroys a storage unit over the weekend, law enforcement says it was being illegally inhabited.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- A mattress caught fire and destroys a storage unit over the weekend, law enforcement says it was being illegally inhabited. The incident is raising awareness to the potential dangers of staying in unsuitable living areas. “You saw what happened last weekend, yes there is a lot of dangers, people use their space heaters or candles and…

West Fargo Fire Department’s hosts Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires can be prevented by taking simple, safety steps while cooking

WEST FARGO, N.D. – It’s Fire Prevention Week, and this year the West Fargo Fire Department is reminding everyone of safety tips to keep you from having a house fire. The department is focusing on serving up safety in the kitchen. Almost 44 percent of reported home fires start there. Normally, the firefighters are out in the community spreading awareness…

West Fargo Fire Destroys Outbuildings

Owner Tracy Engebretson says he lost his “best egg layers” in the fire.

FARGO (KFGO) – Several outbuildings were damaged by fire this morning at 6401 19th Avenue North, in rural West Fargo. Owner Tracy Engebretson says he lost his “best egg layers” in the fire. He also lost a motorcycle, go-carts and other items in the fire. Engebretson believes a heat lamp caused the fire. Firefighters from West Fargo and Harwood responded…

District 16 Cass County Democrats Welcome Special Guest

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller shared the status of the department

FARGO, ND– The District 16 Cass County Democratic NPL welcomed a special guest at its monthly meeting to talk about a big change in West Fargo. Fire Chief Dan Fuller shared the status of the department. Volunteer firefighters have recently moved to serving full time. Staff is needed as the city is responding to a record amount of calls. Last…

Busy 2016 for the West Fargo Fire Department

Even though the department responded to more than 400 service calls, there were zero deaths or injuries

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Fire Department had its busiest year ever in 2016. The department responded to 406 calls for service. There were zero fire deaths or injuries last year. Fire officials say the most frequent type of fire in 2016 was attributed to cooking fires. West Fargo Fire is staffed by 49 volunteer firefighters, a full-time…