Web Update 01-03
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NORTH FARGO FIRE DISPLACES FIVE APARTMENTS
An apartment building is damaged this morning after a fire in North Fargo.
It happened around 6:00 last night at 1133 4th Street, about two blocks away from Horace Mann Elementary School. When crews arrived on scene they found a fire in the ceiling and attic of a unit and put it out. There were people inside the building, but everyone made it out safely. The fire caused moderate damage to the unit and the building's electrical system. Residents of five different units will not be allowed to stay in the building until further damage assessments are completed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
ASPHALT PLANT PROPOSAL DENIED
Warren, North Dakota's zoning commission is saying "no" to permit a new asphalt plant.
Dozens of neighbors showed up to last night's zoning meeting to express their concerns. Most agreed that a plant proposed north of County Road 16 shouldn't go in. Some were concerned about how it would affect property values, while others say the increased traffic, up to 200 trucks per day, isn't a risk worth taking. Representatives from Border State Paving argued industrial land could increase the value of the neighbor's land, and would bring a lot of tax money to Warren. Warren's zoning commission took a vote on whether to allow the plant, and opted to deny it. Residents say it was the right move not only for financial reasons, but for safety reasons as well.
NEW INFORMATION ABOUT EMERGENCY PLANE LANDING
Airport officials believe a pilot's quick-thinking during an emergency landing may have saved lives.
Hector International Airport learned that this single-engine Trinidad plane's landing gear failed Monday night. It took off from the Moorhead Municipal Airport just after 5:00 and made an emergency landing on the main runway just over a half an hour later. No one was hurt. Airport officials say their 24/7 emergency fire crews were a big factor in the success of the landing.