Fire broke out Friday morning in a third-floor unit of an Omaha apartment building for older residents, sending one tenant to the hospital and displacing several others.
The fire at the Woodbridge Senior Village at 7205 N. 73rd Plaza was limited to one unit, according to the Irvington Volunteer Fire Department. About a half dozen other units suffered water damage from the building’s sprinkler system.
The woman in the apartment where the fire began was taken to Immanuel Medical Center for treatment of possible burns and smoke inhalation, authorities said. The victim’s name was not available, but authorities said she was expected to recover.
The apartment building is generally occupied by tenants 50 and older, and it offers no assisted living services. Vacant units likely will be used to house some of those temporarily displaced by fire and water damage, authorities said. Others will be placed in hotels until they can return or find other accommodations.
Irvington firefighters were assisted by the Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department. The cause of the 6:30 a.m. fire remains under investigation.