North Dakota News

Friday, February 16, 2018

New Town man sentenced in arson case

A New Town man will serve three years and eight months in prison after tribal authorities say he set fire to a residence with people inside last June. Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced 24-year-old Charles V. Smith, Sr., Thursday on a charge of arson. Investigators say Smith used gasoline to set fire to the residence that had several people inside, including children. He later told investigators that he drunkenly set fire to some garbage near the residence following a fight with the homeowner the day before. There were no injuries in the fire, and a passerby managed to put out the blaze with an extinguisher.
KFYR-TV NBC 5 Bismarck

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fire destroys mobile home, utility shed in Larimore

VIDEO: No one was injured Tuesday morning in a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Larimore. Firefighters from Larimore and Northwood responded to the blaze after dispatchers received the call at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Larimore Fire Chief Bill McDermottt said. By the time emergency responders arrived at the scene in northwest Larimore, the mobile home and a utility shed were engulfed in flames, he said. "It's a total loss," McDermott said. The owner of the building works the night shift and was not home at the time of the blaze, McDermott said. The fire is under investigation and it's unclear how it started, but McDermott said it was likely accidental.
Grand Forks Herald

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