Hoeven Tours Site of Bucyrus Fire, Speaks with Mayor, Residents

Senator Encourages Donations to Bucyrus Relief Fund

BUCYRUS, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven was in Bucyrus Sunday to tour damage from the recent wild fire that swept through the town last week. The senator spoke with Mayor Jim Schaf and residents of the southwestern North Dakota town to offer assistance and thank responders.

Bucyrus lost 27 structures, including four homes in the blaze. Firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities, as well as local farmers and other volunteers, responded to the fires in an outpouring of support. The senator thanked responders for working to control the fire and protect life and property, as well as those who are continuing to help the community as the citizens of Bucyrus set about rebuilding for the future.

“What’s most important is that no one was hurt, thanks to the efforts of firefighters, volunteers and city officials, but now the hard work of rebuilding begins for the people of Bucyrus,” Hoeven said. “We can all help, and a great way to do so is by donating to the Bucyrus Relief Fund.”

Concerned citizens can help residents Bucyrus recover by contributing to the Bucyrus, North Dakota Disaster Relief Fund. Donations can be sent to Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union, located at 221 Maine St., P.O. Box 1020, Hettinger, ND 58639.