Nebraska News

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Six people, pets displaced after fire in Omaha neighborhood

Crews arrived Saturday night at an attached garage fire that spread to a home in Omaha. Smoke detectors helped get everyone out near North 110th Cir. One person was taken to the hospital and at this time, their condition is unknown. Six people are displaced along with several pets. The cause of the fire is considered an accident, a space heater placed close to combustible materials. The fire was under control in under 10 minutes. OPPD responded and disconnected the service. There’s an estimated dollar loss of $52,500.

Multiple agencies battle house fire in Eddyville

Multiple agencies combined to put out a house fire in Eddyville on Monday. At approximately 1:00 p.m., Eddyville Fire responded to a structure fire at 907 Central Avenue. Shortly after their arrival, mutual aid was requested from Oconto, Miller and Callaway Fire Departments. Radio station KCNI/KBBN reported that heavy smoke could be seen coming from a west window on the upper flood of the two-story home. Due to the fire being located on the upper portion of the home, fire crews appeared to be taking a defensive stance spraying water through windows of the upper and lower floors. At the location of the home, no fire hydrants were available to use, so water tanker crews had to leave the scene and refill the trucks just outside of Eddyville. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
News Channel Nebraska

House fire in Omaha displaces two people

Two people have been displaced after a fire Saturday in an Omaha neighborhood. Crews went to a home near North 47th Street and determined the fire was an accident from an electrical event. The two people were told by a neighbor of smoke coming from the roof and were home at the time, according to the release. There are reports of heavy damage to the roof and kitchen. Crews were able to find the fire in the attic and got the fire under control in 10 minutes. The two were able to get out of the home as crews put out the fire.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Crews responded to structure fire near St. Paul

A home sustained damage following a fire Thursday morning near St. Paul. According to the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department, crews were called shortly before 4:15 a.m. to a structure fire on Hardy Road, southeast of St. Paul. The fire department said the structure was fully engulfed, with flames coming through the doors and windows. Fire crews then fought a defensive attack due to the possibility of the roof collapsing and the large amount of ammunition going off inside. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters as a result of the fire. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal was on scene investigating and ruled that the cause of the fire was a heating pad on the couch. Elba Fire and Rescue, Dannebrog Fire, Boelus Fire and Rescue, Farwell Fire and St. Libory Fire and EMS also responded to the fire.
KHGI-TV ABC 13 Kearney

Crews respond to diesel spill after truck hits semi in downtown Lincoln

One of Downtown Lincoln’s busiest streets is back open after a large diesel spill following a crash late Wednesday night. It all happened just before 10 p.m. at 9th & O Streets. Battalion Chief Mark Majors with Lincoln Fire & Rescue tells 10/11 NOW crews were called out to the scene after a minor crash between a pickup and a semi. Chief Majors says the pickup struck a full diesel fuel tank on the semi. He says that resulted in 40-50 gallons of fuel to spill all over the intersection. LFR was on scene for nearly two-hours to clean up the mess, leading to the complete closure of O Street between 9th & 10th. The intersection of 9th & O was also closed for a time, with traffic being diverted away from the intersection.
KOLN-TV CBS 10/KGIN-TV CBS 11 Lincoln-Grand Island

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