WILDFIRES

Fargo Firefighter discusses his experience battling wildfires in Oregon

He spent close to 12 hour days, seven days a week combating the wildfires.

FARGO, N.D. – As most states nearby were already tapped out on resources, Fargo firefighter Justin Smith says he traveled to the state of Oregon to help lend a hand. Smith was coming in with experiences of his own, having worked in wild land fires at the bureau of land management in Utah. He spent close to 12 hour days,…

Local Fargo Firefighters Give Update From West Coast Wildfires

OREGON — Wildfires are continuing to devastate the West Coast and local firefighters from the Fargo Fire Department are lending a hand in the fight. “When the tones drop for a call, we drop whatever we’re doing and we go on that call,” said Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley. Fargo firefighters are working hard on projects in California and…

Firefighters Answer The Call To Help Battle Wildfires On The West Coast

Wildfires in Oregon have burned at least 1 million acres and destroyed at least two thousand homes

Courtesy: Fargo Fire Department/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — Firefighters from across North Dakota and Minnesota headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. The City of Fargo put out a brief video explaining how four of its members answered the governor’s call for assistance. “After reviewing the request Gov. Burgum signed the authorization that allowed North Dakota resources to travel to…

Local Firefighters Arrive In Oregon To Help Battle Wildfires

Firefighters from Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston and Across Minnesota

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption SALEM, OR — We are getting an update on the firefighting crews from North Dakota and Minnesota who are just arriving on the West coast to help fight wildfires. The…

North Dakota Forest Service Issues Very High Fire Danger Rating for North Dakota

The fire danger rating is issued once a day for each of North Dakota's 53 counties.

NORTH DAKOTA–The state of North Dakota has been issued a high or very high fire danger rating for Friday. A high fire danger rating means that fires start easily from all causes and have the potential to spread rapidly. Unattended brush and campfires are common starters of wildfires. The fire danger rating is issued once a day for each of…

Red Cross of the Dakotas Deploys Three to California for Wildfire Recovery

two are from north dakota and one is from south dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been a few months since the California wildfires have been extinguished. The cleanup and recovery means there’s still a long road ahead for those affected. A few people from the Dakotas are doing their part to assist those without a home. When Sandra Heggeness was 11-years-old, it was the Red Cross who came to her and her…

Sanford Health Adapting to Shortage of Medical Supplies

Griffin says doctors anticipate the IV shortage will be solved by spring

FARGO, N.D. — The hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas and wildfires across California are taking their toll on the medical industry. Major medical supply manufacturers are stationed in some of those locations and the natural disasters have now created a shortage of things like IV’s. It’s even affected places like Sanford Health here in Fargo. Doctors at Sanford…

Richland County: North Dakota Wildfires Under Control

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's Fire Service helped monitor the fire throughout the night

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — Wildfires that burned about 800 acres in southeast North Dakota have been brought under control. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says up to eight departments were called to assist with the fires, which spanned about 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Crews from Hankinson, Mantador, Lidgerwood, Dwight, Great Bend, Fairmount, Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and…

Pollution Control Agency Issues Air Quality Alert in Minnesota

The state's Pollution Control Agency put in an air quality alert throughout western and central Minnesota

  REGIONAL — Smoke from Canadian wildfires triggered an air quality warning throughout much of central Minnesota. The state’s Pollution Control Agency put in an air quality alert throughout western and central Minnesota. Areas affected include Alexandria, Marshall, Brainerd, St. Cloud, Worthington and the tribal nations of Mille Lacs and Upper Sioux. The increase in fine particles and thicker smoke…

Drought Conditions Escalating Wildfires in North Dakota

Officials say the fire, is not affecting any livestock or structures

North Dakota Highway Patrol  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s drought conditions are escalating wildfires throughout the state. Crews contained 70 percent of a major wild fire at the Little Missouri National Grassland in the west side of the state. Officials say the fire, is not affecting any livestock or structures. The state Department of Emergency Service officials say they’ve battled…