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OFD reveals cause for apartment fire

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 12:08:31-04

The Omaha Fire Department said the installation of a new water heater is the cause of an apartment fire Tuesday night

The fire started around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. OFD said the fire spread quickly through multiple floors jumping the fire wall through the attic. 

4 residents were displaced but the property management placed them in a hotel overnight. 

The building is a complete loss with damages exceeding $470,000.