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Monday, October 24, 2016

Bismarck Fire responds to Saturday morning fire

A Bismarck Fire Department spokesperson says firefighters responded to a fire at a trailer home on the 2500 block of Centennial Rd. early Saturday morning. The firefighters were able to contain the fire to the entry way. The six residents got out of the trailer before firetrucks arrived, according to a press release. The Fire Chaplin and Bismarck Police assisted the BFD in the incident. Authorities continue to investigate the fire. No one was injured.

Valley City Benefit For Fellow Firefighter Brad Tibke Tonight

A benefit for a Valley City firefighter will be held today for Lt. Brad Tibke at the Eagles Club starting at 5pm. Earlier this year, Tibke had quadruple bypass surgery and the benefit will help defray the cost of medical expenses after Tibke lost several weeks of employment during his recovery. The Valley City Fire Department will host a silent auction as well as a spaghetti supper starting at 5pm today in the Eagles Club.

Photographer rescues 2 kittens from controlled burn in Grandin

VIDEO: Pyro and Manni are the names of two kittens being called little firefighters. The two barely survived after being trapped by a controlled burn in rural North Dakota. The kittens were born in a burn pile, and a couple weeks later, it was lit on fire. "I don't feel this was intentional, I think unfortunately, they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.” said their foster mom, Dawn Barth. Thankfully, a photographer stopped to capture the controlled burn, and rescued them. "My first thought was,' I am going to have to watch this cat pass away.' That was my first thought." said photographer, Carlos Pacheco. He has been working on a project where he takes pictures of fires, and has never seen anything like it. Pacheco took pictures for about five minutes before he realized the two were inside. He said the sound of the fire was too loud to hear them meow.
KNDX-TV MyFox Bismarck

Friday, October 21, 2016

Missouri Valley Division Headline: Family of six killed in Nebraska fire, relatives say

A family of six was killed in a fire that destroyed a house early Thursday in rural Cass County, Nebraska. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office said it could not provide a specific number of deaths. But a family member confirmed to KMTV Channel 3 that the people who were killed are Mike and Michelle Speer and their daughters Ellie, Addalin, Emma and Aniston. The fire was reported after 12:05 a.m. at 10014 McKelvie Road, which is about six miles northeast of Weeping Water. A neighbor who reported the fire told a 911 operator that people were in the house at the time. Deputy State Fire Marshal Adam Matzner told the World-Herald News Service that the house was engulfed in fire and flames were coming from every window when firefighters arrived.
Omaha World-Herald

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