Williston Fire Department provides update on April 3 fire north of Williston

Grass Fire - CopyWILLISTON, N.D. – On Saturday, April 3 the Williston Rural Fire Department was dispatched to a brush fire north of Williston.

Following initial efforts to contain this fire, the Williston Rural Fire Department requested mutual aid from the Williston Fire Department (WFD).

WFD responded with three brush trucks and two tender trucks, an apparatus that specializes in the transport of water from a water source to a fire.

While WFD was working one of the fire’s flanks, the wind shifted, and the fire rapidly overtook Brush Truck #3.

WFD personnel were able to evacuate and were evaluated with no injuries.

Brush Truck #3 is confirmed as a total loss.

In addition to WFD, fire fighters and personnel from Grenora, Wildrose, Alamo, Minot, Fairview, Epping, Ray, Tioga, and Williams County/ Williston Emergency Management responded to this brush fire.

As of 8:30 p.m. CT this evening, the fire was considered contained and WFD was released. The Williston Rural Fire Department is now performing “mop up,” or extinguishing residual fire.

The cause of this brush fire is undetermined at this time.

For more information on this story, please contact Division Chief of Operations, Matt Clark, at 701.572.3400 or mattc@ci.williston.nd.us.

For more information on the Williston Fire Department, please visit www.wfdems.com and follow WFD on Facebook (@WillistonFire).