West Fargo News

Posted on: March 20, 2018

From WDAY: Fargo-Moorhead sees uptick in fires during recent winter season

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Emergency crews say we've had more fires in the metro this winter than last winter.

People living in one townhome woke up to a destructive fire Sunday morning, leaving behind roughly half a million dollars in damages.

Fire fighters still don't know what caused it and residents are still not allowed to go back inside. You can still hear the smoke alarm blaring in the garage, three days later.

On Monday night in Moorhead, an arson fire sent one woman to the hospital. After looking back at the numbers, fire marshals found this winter was more fiery than the last.

"We noticed it going up throughout the year," said Dell Sprecher of the West Fargo Fire Department.

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