No injuries were reported in two fires in and near Grand Forks Saturday.
Around 3:50 p.m. Saturday the Grand Forks Fire Department was dispatched to 2299 S. 34th St. Suite 1 for a reported fire in the kitchen, according to a news release.
Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the unit. Firefighters entered the building and extinguished a small fire on the stovetop with an extinguisher. Damage was contained to the immediate area around the stove and estimated to be under $5,000. The occupants were allowed to re-occupy the apartment when crews left the scene.
The Grand Forks Fire Department responded with five engines, one truck and one command vehicle with 17 personnel. The occupants of the unit were assessed by Altru paramedics on scene and were not transported to the hospital. There were no firefighter injuries.
The department was assisted by the Grand Forks Police Department and Altru Ambulance.
In Polk County, crews responded to a shed fire Saturday.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a pilot that a shed appeared to be on fire near County Road 1, three miles west of Fertile.
The Fertile Fire Department, along with a Polk County deputy, located the fire at 42170 150th Ave. SW in Liberty Township.
When authorities arrived on scene, the shed was fully engulfed and was deemed a total loss.
There was no equipment in the shed.
Authorities said the fire was not suspicious.
The Beltrami, Crookston and Mentor fire departments, along with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, assisted on scene.