On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 99.9 FM Fargo-Moorhead

Weather

Current Conditions(Fargo,ND 58103)

More Weather »
41° Feels Like: 37°
Wind: W 6 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.01”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Showers 59°

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 36°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 61°

Alerts

Portable heaters blamed for Valley City house fire

House fire in Valley City
Photo courtesy News Dakota
House fire in Valley City Photo courtesy News Dakota

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) -- Portable heaters are being blamed for a Valley City house fire that led to a close call for a mother and two children and injured a firefighter.

 

Fire Chief Gary Retterath says two portable heaters were placed too close to a bed in the home's basement, igniting the Jan. 28 blaze. Linda Schonert and her children escaped the burning house by jumping from a second-floor bedroom window.

They suffered scratches on their legs when they hit a porch roof and then fell to the ground. One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation as he was turning off the natural gas connection to the house.

The home was destroyed. ___

Comments