Smoke detectors are credited for the safety of a family of six that made it out of their Hastings home from a fire, the night of July 30.
The family was alerted by the smoke detectors of the fire, which allowed them to safely evacuate.
No one was injured in the fire.
Hastings Fire and Rescue (HFR) received a call to a fire on the 800 block of North Lexington Ave. at 9:44 p.m.
Thirteen firefighters arrived on scene by 9:49 p.m.
Hastings Rural Fire also assisted, and the fire was under control within 10 minutes.
The fire was determined to be accidental, caused by the overheating of a portable air conditioner, according to HFR.
The HFR reported that the fire damage was limited to one room, with smoke and water damage throughout the home.
KHGI-TV ABC 13 Kearney
VIDEO: Since the pandemic started, 10/11 has been telling you how Lincoln first responders have shifted their operations, making sure they’re able to still help you, but now we’re hearing about Lincoln 911 dispatch.
Lincoln 911 dispatchers answer an average of 36,000 emergency calls every month, making their work beyond essential. They tell 10/11 it’s important they take the necessary precautions surrounding COVID-19, keeping everyone safe.
Unlike many other jobs able to work from home, it’s impossible for dispatchers to do so. Staff is now separated, using two different call centers. At work, every employee wears a mask, goes through a COVID-19 screening and has their temperature checked. Once they pass, an employee receives a green wristband, giving them the okay to enter the call center.
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Rain or shine, construction of the new Beatrice Fire and Rescue building is still underway.
During a city council meeting last week, City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer said roughly 415 Geopiers are being installed as part of the building’s foundation. Geopiers are stiff rock columns placed in the ground to reinforce the soil and support a building’s foundation.
“It may be a little bit noisy in the area, but they should be done rather quickly, and then you’ll see the foundation go in while the walls are being constructed off-site,” Tempelmeyer said. “As we pour concrete, those will come in and be tilted up, as well, here relatively soon. That project continues to move forward. Really no surprises here lately, which is good news.”
Construction workers have already done grading work on the site, as well as constructing the building’s sewer line and storm water system.
Beatrice Daily Sun
An Omaha house being moved into is the scene of a Friday morning fire. Omaha firefighters respond to the area of 33rd and Seward before 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Fire officials tell KETV NewsWatch 7 that while people were moving into the house, no one was inside at the time. Authorities say no one was injured and the fire is under investigation.
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A fire Wednesday south of Chadron in the Whispering Pines area damaged a home and burned a small area of grass.
Chadron Fire Chief Branden Martens says the fire started outside the house, then burned the front of the home and its walk-in basement while continuing to spread in the surrounding grass.
Chief Martens says Chadron crews were joined by a US Forest Service crew with grass rigs attacking that portion of the fire, the full-size pumpers on the house fire, and large tankers on a hill overlooking both to supply both groups.
Martens says relatively little water was used on the house as crews were able to stop the fire from spreading by cutting away portions of the structure and pulling out smoldering insulation.
Because the house had been built by the owner, Martens says it was difficult putting a dollar figure on the loss but he and the owner estimated about $30,000 damage to the structure and $15,000 to the contents.
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