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OFD battles two fires late on Sunday night

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 12:04:00-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Sunday, within a two-hour period, the Omaha Fire Department battled blazes at two different locations.

The first incident occurred at a vacant home located at 4835 South 22nd Street just before 10 p.m.

Crews say there were large amounts of smoke on approach and fire was seen coming from a window on one side of the structure. Utilities had been disconnected before the fire and crews were able to extinguish it. OFD says there were possible signs of illegal habitants and that the cause and classification of the fire is still under investigation.

OFD responded to the second call at 2208 S. 140 Plaza, #15 just after 11:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, crews saw smoke coming from the three-story structure and say they were able to contain and extinguish it quickly.

Multiple occupants were displaced and a cat died in the fire.

The cause was determined to be failure to monitor combustible liquids on a stove.