North Dakota News

Friday, August 18, 2017

Grand Forks railroad bridge burns in early morning fire

VIDEO: Friday morning started with fire. Flames broke out on a wooden buttress supporting the west side of the Grand Forks railroad bridge sometime in the early hours of dawn. By 6 a.m., the wooden structure was fully ablaze in a column of fire of black smoke. Firefighters had mostly extinguished the flames within an hour after that. The extent of the fire damage to the bridge is not yet clear.
Grand Forks Herald

Burgum Declares Severe Summer Storm Disaster for 3 North Dakota Counties

Gov. Doug Burgum today declared a severe summer storm disaster for Bowman, Dunn and Slope counties and asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for additional time to request a major disaster declaration. On July 20 and 21, a series of severe thunderstorms in western North Dakota produced large hail and gusty winds of up to 73 mph, toppling power lines, causing significant damage to farm and ranch buildings, endangering livestock and damaging or destroying equipment.
My ND Now

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fire damages Jamestown garage

VIDEO: Fire damaged a garage in Jamestown around noon Tuesday. Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther said the Jamestown Fire Department responded at 11:55 a.m. to a fire in a residential garage at 1213 6th Ave. SW. He said 30 firefighters and six units responded and cleared the scene at 1:20 p.m. Reuther said the garage had extensive damage. Reuther and JFD Lt. Sheldon Mohr remained on the scene investigating the cause of the fire and were assisted by Jamestown Police Department officers and agents with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Jamestown Sun

Zap Fire Department: Mother-Daughter Firefighting Duo

VIDEO: Many of North Dakota's fire districts are entirely volunteer-run. They receive the same education and training as career fire fighters.. and for many, it's in addition to separate jobs. Malissa and Macy Smith are a mother-daughter duo who spend their spare time fighting fires. Like most moms, Malissa says when it comes to her daughter, there's a lot to be proud of. Malissa Smith; volunteer firefighter: "Just that she's my Macy. She's a pretty awesome kid. She's going to school for surg tech, trying to get her EMT, going to all her trainings, above and beyond what she needs to for the fire department. It just makes me proud that she's turned out to be that kind of person."
My ND Now

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