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Friday, April 18, 2014
Fargo business complex evacuated after crawl space fire    view comments tweat me share on facebook
Fargo firefighters responded to a fire in a crawl space at a business complex on the south side here Thursday afternoon. Acting Battalion Chief Craig Nelson said fire crews responded at about 3:15 p.m. to the fire at 1790 32nd Avenue South, and saw light smoke inside the building. The fire had already been put out with a fire extinguisher, Nelson said, and the building was evacuated until the smoke could be vented. No one was injured, and the cause is under investigation. Damages to the building appear to be minimal.

Bismarck Fire Department Responds to Apartment Fire    view comments tweat me share on facebook
The Bismarck Fire Department responded to a fire an apartment building this afternoon at 2018 East Ave. D. Firefighters found a small fire in the kitchen of a second story apartment and were able to extinguish it with water. The apartment unit had heavy fire and smoke damage in the kitchen and moderate smoke damage to the rest of the apartment. No one was injured, but a dog died from smoke inhalation. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $20,000. Firefighters say the fire was caused by items on the stove that was accidentally turned on.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Missouri Valley Division Headline: Iowa Bowling Alley Owner and Employee Charged with Arson in 2013 Fire   view comments tweat me share on facebook
A bowling alley owner and one of her employees are being charged with lighting the business on fire to collect insurance money. On May 15th, 2013 fire personnel were called to the Budd-Z's Sports Bar and Grill, which also includes a bowling alley. The building was a total loss by the time the fire was extinguished. An employee has now come forward to investigators, saying the fire was intentionally set by owner, 36-year-old Kristina Manasil, and another employee, 36-year-old Adam Sickles. Both have been charged with two counts of first degree arson. The witness observed Manasil hand a lighter to Sickles, who lit a piece of paper in a box near an electrical panel. Manasil's was directing Sickles on what to do the entire time according to court documents. Manasil then closed the bowling alley early, asking two customers to leave. Shortly after that the fire was discovered and called in.
KCAU-TV ABC 9 Sioux City

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