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Electrical Fire in ND School Causes Extensive Damage

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

LIDGERWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA — Authorities probing the cause of a fire at the school in the southeastern North Dakota town of Lidgerwood have determined it was not intentionally set.

Deputy Fire Marshal Jerry Crane told The Forum that he was at the school Wednesday and plans to continue his investigation after the Veterans Day holiday.

School Superintendent Tony Grubb told KVLY-TV that officials suspect the fire was electrical in nature.

The fire late Tuesday afternoon at the K-12 school caused extensive damage. The school was hosting a regional volleyball tournament and fans, students and players were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

The tournament was moved to Lisbon. Officials are still deciding where students will attend classes during repairs.

Story via JamestownSun.com

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Utility Worker Electrocuted in ND While Working on Transformer

October 23, 2010 Leave a comment

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — A utility worker has been electrocuted while working on a transformer at the National Guard base in north Fargo.

 Television station WDAY reports that the unidentified Dakota Electric worker was injured late Thursday afternoon while working on the base’s new fire station. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 The incident knocked out power to a third of the base for a time. Generators were used to keep critical operations running.

Story via JamestownSun.com