The effects of an airport fire in Chicago Friday continued to be felt by passengers Saturday. More than 700 flights have been canceled at Chicago’s two international airports. Authorities say a contract employee started a fire in the basement of the Aurora control center.
All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban Illinois air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation’s air travel network. The incident was causing quite a headache for people trying to get to Chicago from Minneapolis.
Authorities are investigating after a fire started in a Becker, Minn., business Tuesday evening and totally destroyed the building.
The Steele County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle over the weekend.
Fridley Police are trying to figure out who started a fire at a playground. Crews were called on 3 p.m. Saturday to Hayes Elementary School, playground was fully engulfed in flames.
Minneapolis fire officials now believe someone intentionally set a weekend fire at an abandoned house. It happened early Sunday morning at 2508 Humboldt Avenue North. The house sustained extensive damage, but there were no injuries.
One person was killed early Sunday morning in a Fairmont, Minn. house fire. According to the Fairmont Police Department, at 3:47 a.m. officials responded to a call of a residential house fire in the 300 block of N. Elm Street.
Two of the four restaurants in Dorset — a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota — were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn’t been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.
Fire ripped through a gymnastics training facility on Thursday in downtown Winona. Flames were coming through the roof of KidSport Gymnastics around noon. It was the former YWCA building.
A 61-year-old woman is in the hospital with severe burns after a house fire in Sherburne County Monday. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded at 3:31 p.m. to the residential fire at 16098 57th Street SE in Santiago Township. When deputies arrived, they found the home on fire with flames coming out of the roof.
Authorities are investigating after a historic Duluth landmark was damaged by a fire. Crews were called to the Oliver G. Traphagen House early Monday to find two stories of the mansion on fire.
Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.
Firefighters from several departments responded to a fire at a salvage yard in Long Prairie, Minn. Friday morning, according to city officials. The city says workers at Hwy 27 Auto Salvage were cutting off a fuel tank from a vehicle when it ignited at about 10:50 a.m.
Minneapolis Police are a step closer to identifying a badly-burned body found Thursday evening near a dumpster on the city’s south side. Police say the victim is male, but they’ll likely have to rely on dental records to fully identify the victim.
A fast moving fire destroyed a Brooklyn Center home Saturday morning. Firefighters were called just before 10 a.m. to a house on 3800 block of 56th Avenue. Crews had to stay for several hours to put out all the hot spots