No one was injured when an encampment along the riverbank in Grand Forks caught fire last night.
Fire chief George Seigler said they received the call around 11:30 p.m. The camp off of Riverside Avenue was close to the fire hall. No occupants were around when firefighters arrived.
Seigler said the structure, made of a variety of materials was fully engulfed when they arrived. The fire spread to the trees directly above it.
“There was a potential for [further] spread but the risk was low,” Seigler said. “Our crews were quick to knock the fire down.”
The cause is unknown. A crew of seven finished up around 1 a.m.
It made for a busy day for Grand Forks Fire Rescue, who also responded to a wildfire about 7 km up Sand Creek Forest Service Road.