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UPDATE: Omaha Fire Department confirms Carbon Monoxide factor in Millard deaths last week

It's being investigated as accidental; OFD will determine if Carbon Monoxide poisoning was cause
Posted at 8:08 PM, Aug 31, 2022

UPDATE: 9/7/2022

Omaha Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick confirmed with 3 News Now that Carbon Monoxide was a factor in the deaths of three people in Millard last Thursday. Fitzpatrick told reporter Ron Johnson that Omaha Police suspect that a car was running in the garage, and that was the source of the Carbon Monoxide.

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An investigation is underway into what caused the deaths of three people after they were found unresponsive in a home near 136th Circle and Z St in Millard. The Omaha Police say they are investigating the fatalities as accidental deaths and that the Omaha Fire Department is in charge of determining if carbon monoxide poisoning played a role.

The victims who died were identified Thursday afternoon as 18-year-old Thomas Coleman, 19-year-old Cole Oban, and 52-year-old David Coleman. Police records say that the victims were found deceased inside the home and taken outside where they were pronounced dead.

Fire crews also took one person to the hospital. It happened around 6 p.m. last night.

So far, it's unclear what caused the fire department to respond to the scene.

No cause of death or identities has been released, but neighbors in the area say they did see a lot of activity leading up to the reported discovery.

"I have been seeing MUD trucks and cars and vans driving up and down our street very slowly. Starting from, the earliest I saw it on my Ring camera was 10:30 this morning all the way up until this has happened," said one neighbor who lived close to the home.

3 News Now asked investigators about a potential gas or carbon monoxide leak, but authorities told us they are still investigating.

MUD issued the following statement Thursday morning:

"The District responds to all calls regarding carbon monoxide within its service territory and provides assistance to area law enforcement or first responders in such circumstances. The District is cooperating with the Omaha Police Department on its investigation into this tragic loss of life."

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