Grand Forks Fires (2) - Update
Doug Barrett | Apr 17, 2019 AT 8:24 am
Grand Forks Police say a 13-year-old boy has been charged with arson and endangerment by fire, in connection with last (Tue) night’s fire at Ben Franklin Elementary School.
A joint investigation involving the Grand Forks Fire and Police Departments, and the State Fire Marshal determined that the fire was intentionally set.
The investigation identified a suspect who was taken into custody around nine-o-clock last night.
Fire crews were called to the school just before 6:30 pm, regarding a fire in the library area. Crews were told the fire was extinguished by a custodian. Police say, at the time, there were students and staff in the building, but the library was not occupied.
estimate is being evaluated. Because of the
clean-up, classes have been cancelled for today (Wed).
A fire destroyed a Grand Forks warehouse. Firefighters were called to 1720 Mill Road just before nine p-m last night. When crews arrived they found flames shooting out of the 10-thousand square foot metal sided building.
It took the G-F-F-D one-and-a-half hours to bring the blaze under control. There were no injuries.
A total of five engines…17 personnel…and a ladder truck responded. Fire investigators are expected to go through the charred remains today.
Meanwhile….students at Ben Franklin Elementary are getting a day off today. A small fire in the library area of the building Tuesday evening was quickly extinguished. Clean-up is underway. The cause is also under investigation.