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Officials say 4 dead in house fire in Columbus

Posted at 10:28 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 11:31:41-04

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials in the eastern Nebraska city of Columbus say four people have died in a house fire there.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report a fire broke out Saturday morning in a house in the heart of Columbus.

Fire Chief Dan Miller says two adults and two young people were pulled from the house and taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Authorities had not released the victims' names or listed the cause of the fire by early Monday morning.

The fire is being investigated by State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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