A house fire in southwest Omaha caused an estimated $150,000 in damage Sunday and sent a firefighter to the hospital with a heat-related injury.
Firefighters were called to the house at 19884 K St. just after 6:45 p.m. and reported heavy flames and smoke upon arrival, a spokesman for the Omaha Fire Department said. The fire was declared under control about 7 p.m.
Multiple #OFD crews responded to a house fire in West Omaha today.— OFD Firefighter J.Wendt (@OFDFFWendt) June 22, 2020
I didn’t get any pictures (I was a little busy), but here are a couple pictures that were sent to me of what the house looked like prior to our arrival.#OmahaFireDepartment pic.twitter.com/6YTpADzY0P
The firefighter and a resident, who reported a minor injury, were taken to Lakeside Hospital. The home, valued at $212,000, sustained $100,000 in damage and another $50,000 in loss of property.
Utilities to the house were disconnected. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Smoke detectors were present in the home but did not alert the occupants to the fire, the spokesman said. Smoke detectors are available and will be installed for free by the Omaha Fire Department Public Education Office. For more information, call 402-444-3560.
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