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Fire breaks out on Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School grounds

Fire breaks out at W. Omaha school
Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 07:35:54-04

Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a fire on Alice Buffet Magnet Middle School grounds in West Omaha after receiving a report of a possible explosion there.

When Omaha Fire crews arrived at the scene, they found a trailer owned by a construction company was on fire. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No damage to the school was reported.



In a letter to parents, Omaha Public School officials said staff had evacuated the school Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbors told 3 News Now that the flames were visible from a distance. One neighbor said she saw the smoke from her backyard and that she smelled gas and burning rubber shortly after the fire broke out.

"I saw the fire getting bigger, getting wider, and the black smoke getting higher," said Karri Anderson, who lives near the school. "But by then it was a crazy circus, and the firemen were headed down there and the trucks were coming."

OFD is investigating the cause of the fire.