Fire destroys house south of Grand Forks
Firefighters responded a blaze at a rural home Tuesday morning that largely destroyed the residence about 4 miles south of Grand Forks.
The two-story house in the 1000 block of 10th Avenue Northeast was engulfed in flames driven by high winds as fire crews responded to the call about 10:30 a.m.
It is unclear if anyone was in the home at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported.
Volunteer firefighters from departments in Thompson, Manvel and Reynolds worked to extinguish the fire and prevent the flames from spreading.
By about 12:30 p.m., the house had collapsed.
Manvel Fire Chief Steven Schumer said six of his firefighters responded to the scene. At least five 3,000-gallon tankers were used to fight the flames. The water was brought onto the property in tankers and deposited into “drop tanks,” a large tarp stabilized by metal poles that can hold up to 11,000 gallons of water at once, to keep a steady stream on the fire.
The homeowner was present Tuesday and did not wish to speak with media.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.