4 bodies discovered in 2 house fires in Laurel, arrest made

  • Source: CBS News Nebraska
  • Published: 08/05/2022 12:00 AM

Four people were found dead in two early-morning house fires which occurred just blocks apart in the eastern Nebraska town of Laurel Thursday. Authorities said foul play is suspected, and early Friday, Nebraska State Police announced an arrest had been made. Police said details of the arrest would be provided at a news conference later Friday morning. A little after 3 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a report of an explosion and fire at a Laurel home, Nebraska State Patrol Col. John A. Bolduc said in a Thursday afternoon news conference. Firefighters arrived to find a body inside, Bolduc said. While fire crews and law enforcement were on scene, they received a report of a second house fire about three blocks away. They responded to the second burning home, where three more bodies were found inside, Bolduc disclosed.


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