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Housefire breaks out at 39th and Chicago in Omaha

Posted at 6:09 PM, Apr 12, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As Douglas County is under both a fire weather watch and a wind advisory, multiple fires have ignited around the metro.

A house fire in the 3900 block of Chicago Street was called in just before 4:45 Tuesday afternoon. The fire was wind-driven and the structure sustained water and smoke damage.

The fire was active on both sides of the duplex. Crews had to tear the house apart to stop the fire from growing.

An Omaha firefighter says luckily, there were no injuries. However, there was extensive smoke and water damage. This means that residents will need a place to sleep.

"It was isolated to the first floor, but we were really trying to keep it communicating to the second floor, so we had to tear apart a lot of walls, a lot of ceilings to stop the fire growth," said John Stolinski, Omaha Fire Department Battalion Chief.

The flames have been extinguished and fire personnel was still present on the scene at 6 p.m.

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