TONIGHT AT 10: North Bend rebuilds after fire

Posted at 2:09 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 15:09:20-05

The Omaha Old Market fire brought back some emotional memories for people who live in North Bend.

Back in December 2009, an electrical fire destroyed a half-dozen businesses on Main Street in  the small town about 45 minute northwest of Omaha.

Six years later, KMTV’s Craig Nigrelli went back to see how the community was recovering.

"During that time, that first few weeks, is when we decided this is where we belong. This is where we need to be and the outpouring of support and our clients we realized we wanted to be here," said Autumn Bourek, a hair salon owner.

"It still gets brought up all the time, and by people I haven't seen in a long time.  At this point, you can smile and say that was awhile ago and like I tell them what I told you, it was a traumatic couple of months," recalled Nathan Arneal, another business owner.

The lessons they learned from dealing with a devastating fire are very similar to the ones Old Market business owners are experiencing.

Watch KMTV Action 3 News at 10 Thursday to see what they have to say about rebuilding in their community. 



What did M's Pub mean to you?Tonight at 10 we take you to another community that lost their downtown and show you how they are recovering. Join us for KMTV Action 3 News Live at 10.

Posted by KMTV Action 3 News on Thursday, February 4, 2016