None injured after transformer hearth close to ICON Sports activities Heart – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — Nobody was injured in a hearth close to ICON Sports activities Heart hearth late Thursday afternoon, April 19.

In line with Chuck Marcott, battalion chief on the Grand Forks Fireplace Division, a automobile struck a pad-mounted transformer, which then caught hearth.

“Xcel Power got here and disconnected electrical energy to it, after which we had been capable of put the hearth out,” Marcott mentioned.

On scene, the motive force of the automobile was seen by Altru, however didn’t have to be transported to the hospital.

“All people is ok,” Marcott mentioned.

The fireplace division was dispatched to the power, positioned at 1060 forty seventh Ave. S., round 3:40 p.m., in keeping with a information launch.

Whereas there was no hearth harm to the power, the incident shut off energy to the constructing, the discharge mentioned.

In a Fb publish, the Grand Forks Parks District mentioned the constructing was evacuated and no accidents had been reported.

The power will probably be closed for the remainder of the day and Thursday, April 20.

The GFFD responded with three engines, and one command automobile with 10 personnel. GFFD was assisted by the Grand Forks Police Division, Altru Ambulance, Xcel Power, Grand Forks Public Works and Grand Forks Park District personnel.

Sav Kelly joined the Grand Forks Herald in August 2022.

Kelly covers public security, together with native crime and the courts system.

Readers can attain Kelly at (701) 780-1102 or [email protected].

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