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House fire in northwest Omaha consumes residential structure

Omaha Emergency Response
Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 18:34:06-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — First responders experienced a busy afternoon Tuesday with multiple residential fires, including firefighting efforts on a residential structure that was deemed a total loss at 75th and Newport.

The cause of the fire has not been announced, but the Omaha Fire Department had the fire under control by 4 p.m. despite high winds that caused flames to spread rapidly. The owners of the home were reportedly in the process of selling the home and were not present, but a cat was saved from the blaze and is now in the care of Nebraska Humane Society.

3 News Now also found out that a firefighter on the scene stepped on a powerline, but was not injured thanks to the protective gear that they wear.

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