Arrest/Fire Report – Thursday, March 7, 2019



On March 2, 2019, the Grand Forks Fire Department (GFFD) responded to the report of a house fire located at 513 4th Ave. S.

The Grand Forks Fire Marshal’s office began its investigation late Saturday evening and continued Sunday morning. Due to the extensive damage to the home caused by fire, the structure has been determined to be structurally unsafe. At this time, the origin and cause of the structure fire will be classified as undetermined. This investigation will remain open, if additional information becomes available, the cause may be updated at a later date.


At approximately 5:08 pm on Saturday, March 2 the Grand Forks Fire Department responded to a report of an oven fire located at 1422 S 10th Street. The initial dispatched indicated that the residents had used a fire extinguisher on the fire.

When fire crews arrived on scene the house had been evacuated and smoke alarms were sounding. Fire crews entered the building and found a small fire contained to the oven that was still burning. Using an extinguisher, fire crews extinguished the remaining fire. The stove was then removed from the house. The fire had started due to a malfunctioning heating element. There were no injuries to the residents or fire crews.  Damage was contained to the oven and some cleanup will be necessary. 

The Grand Forks Fire Department Responded with 17 personnel, 5 engines, 1 ladder truck, and 1 command vehicle. Grand Forks Police Department and Altru Ambulance were on scene assisting.