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UPDATE: Two boys dead, mother hospitalized with injuries after Saturday's apartment fire

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 15:49:31-05

Update: Jan. 3, 2:45 p.m.

Two boys, Gamani Pettis-Greyson, 5, and Germani Pettis-Greyson, 6, were declared dead as a result of a fire at the Southside Terrace Apartments in the 5400 block of 29th Ave. on Saturday.

The third victim is their mother, 28-year-old Ramesha Pettis. She is alive but suffering injuries related to the fire, per Omaha Police incident reports. After being treated at the Omaha hospital, Pettis was later transferred to the burn unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln where she was in critical condition Monday.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday.

A fire at an apartment complex sent three to the hospital in critical condition early Saturday, according to the Omaha Fire Department (OFD).

Crews were dispatched to 5410 S 29th Ave. where a working fire was declared at 6:45 a.m.

The fire was extinguished quickly and was declared under control at 7:01 a.m.

The fire department says two juveniles and an adult were found in the apartment and rescued by fire crews. All victims were taken to Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition.

No injuries to fire crews were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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