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Nobody injured in early morning house fire

Hastings Fire and Rescue were called to a house fire on east 12th early Monday morning.
Hastings Fire and Rescue were called to a house fire on east 12th early Monday morning.(The City of Hastings)
Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 10:12 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A man and his dog are safe following a house fire early Monday morning.

Sixteen firefighters with Hastings Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at 1380 E. 12th around 5:30 a.m. When they arrived on scene, they found flames and smoke at the back of the house.

The fire is believed to have started in the back of the house between the floor of the first floor and the ceiling of the basement. It didn’t spread too far beyond that area. However, the back of the home was heavily damaged.

The fire was under control by 6:52 a.m., but firefighters worked throughout the morning to put out hot spots and monitor for safety before beginning their investigation.

Smoke alarms were in use in the home, and are credited for alerting the homeowner to the fire.

No firefighters were injured, and the scene was cleared by 9:34 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are assisting the homeowner with any immediate needs.

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