Fire damages home, garage in Traill County

(HILLSBORO) -- Firefighters from multiple departments responded to a fire in rural Hillsboro on Friday night.

According to Sheriff Steve Hunt, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Traill County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a garage on fire at 296 159th Ave. SE in rural Hillsboro. When the first firefighters arrived, they observed the attached garage was fully engulfed and flames were seen coming through the roof of the house. All of the home’s occupants, three adults and three children, were all out of the house.

Calls were made immediately for mutual aid from surrounding fire departments. Hillsboro Fire Department, Grandin Fire Department, Hunter Fire Department, Mayville Fire Department, Hillsboro (Sanford) Ambulance, and the Traill County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the fire. The American Red Cross was called and is working to assist the family with whatever immediate needs they have.

The North Dakota State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Traill County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

There are no injuries reported as a result of the fire.