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OFD: North Omaha fire believed to be "incendiary in nature"

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 17:40:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the Omaha Fire Department (OFD) responded to a fire at 2505 North 24th Street which may have been intentionally set.

After arriving at the unoccupied business structure, crews were able to locate and extinguish the fire which "was determined to be incendiary in nature." Anyone who has information about the fire is asked to call the city's arson hotline at 402-444-3479. No arrests have been made at this time.

While firefighters were at the scene, police arrested a driver for allegedly driving under the influence and running over a fire hose being used to battle the blaze.

A 21-year veteran firefighter working at the scene was taken to a nearby hospital after saying he didn't feel well but OFD reports he is in stable condition.