Fire Overruns North Dakota Brush Truck

Wind shift during fire north of Williston

 

(Angela Black)

 

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Williston Fire Department is down a truck after a brush fire destroyed it.

The fire department said in a news release late Saturday that the fire broke out north of Williston. The Williston Fire Department assisted the Williston Rural Fire Department in fighting the blaze, dispatching five trucks. While crews were fighting the fire the wind shifted and flames rapidly overtook one of the trucks and firefighters had to evacuate.

Firefighters regained control of the blaze around 8:30 p.m. No one was hurt but the truck was a total loss.

See also  Arrest in Northern California Wildfire

The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday warned the state is headed into a “tough fire season” as he visited Billings County, where a fire had prompted him to call a statewide wildfire emergency. The governor said more acres have already burned this year than all of 2020.

Caution: Language

All contents © copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 

Topics

Wind shift during fire north of Williston     WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Williston Fire Department is down a truck after a brush fire destroyed it. The fire department said in a news release late Saturday that the fire broke out north of Williston. The Williston Fire Department assisted the Williston Rural Fire Department […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Wildfire Threatens Unspoiled GA Island Rich in History

Wildfire Threatens Unspoiled GA Island Rich in History

  By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press ST. CATHERINES ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Wildfires sparked by lightning have scorched hundreds of acres on this unspoiled island off the Georgia coast, where crews are battling to protect plantation ruins, the remnants of a 16th century...

Biden Signs Off on Hefty Pay Raise for Federal Firefighters

Biden Signs Off on Hefty Pay Raise for Federal Firefighters

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years, a move that affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a...

How’re You Feeling These Days?

How’re You Feeling These Days?

When I first started firefighting as a seasonal with the Forest Service, my only stress had to do with my physical stamina to keep up with the crew and making sure my boots weren’t causing me any hot spots. Did I have enough water? Should I double lunch today? By the...