Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fire guts home near Harwood
PHOTO: A home near Harwood is a total loss after flames and smoke destroyed the foundation. Emergency teams were called to 64th Avenue North, just a couple miles south of Harwood on Monday afternoon. When firefighters arrived at the home, they said the main floor was already destroyed. Investigators say it appears the fire had spread across the house, all the way from the basement to the attic. West Fargo tankers, and other assisting fire departments, had to be called in to provide water because Harwood Fire ran out. No word yet to what caused the fire, but officials say no one was home at the time.
KVLY-TV Fargo - Valley News Live
Follow Up: 9 escape early morning Grand Forks duplex fire, cause and damage estimates remain unknown
PHOTO: An early morning Monday fire displaced nine people, eight of them UND students, and heavily damaged a duplex in a northwest Grand Forks neighborhood. Grand Forks firefighters arrived at 314 N. 51st St. at about 2:20 a.m. Monday to find a fire raging in the garage in front of the duplex. Everyone inside made it safely out of the building, among them Gregory Zebro, a UND student who said he awoke to his housemate and brother, Mitchell Zebro, yelling at him to get up and clear out. All of a sudden, Gregory Zebro said that windows were breaking and showering glass onto the floors, and smoke was filling the house. “I grabbed my phone, my wallet and a blanket,” he said, and bolted out of the house. Zebro said he lost everything else, including his laptop, which firefighters later told him was nothing but a “pool of plastic” by the time the fire was put out. Fire crews were still on the scene extinguishing the fire at about 8 a.m. The fire’s cause is still unknown as are damage estimates.
Grand Forks Herald