WILDFIRES

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…