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Industrial Fire J.R. Simplot Company

Post Date:04/20/2017 11:34 AM

Grand Forks ND, - The Grand Forks Fire Department was dispatched at 6:05 this morning for a roof fire at the J.R. Simplot Company located at 3630 Gateway Dr.  When fire crews arrived, they were met by Simplot personnel that relayed the fire is located inside the structure in a piece of equipment. While fire crews were extinguishing the fire, an explosion occurred and extended the fire to other equipment. Currently, fire crews are on scene extinguishing hot spots.  One firefighter was transported to Altru Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  The Grand Forks Fire Department is assisted by J.R  Simplot, Grand Forks Police Department, and Altru Ambulance.