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Nobody injured in Hastings house fire

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 4:23 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Four people and two dogs were able to escape uninjured following a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Hastings.

Hastings Fire and Rescue reported to the structure fire at 1126 W. 6th Street around 3 p.m.

Hastings Public Information Manager Amanda Scott said a Hastings police officer was out on patrol when he noticed smoke coming from the house. He went to the next door neighbors house to make sure they were out in case the fire spread.

The home is actually broken into three apartments. Two are occupied. Scott said the tenants of the home didn’t know the building was on fire. They were able to get out safely, uninjured.

Adams County Emergency Manager Ron Pughes said a total of five people are now displaced. The Red Cross was called out to help them.

When crews arrived on scene, smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the roof of the home with one side of the house completely black.

The fire was under control by 4:27 p.m., but crews spent several more hours locating hot spots inside voids in the remodeled structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrived on scene to figure out a cause.

21 firefighters from Hastings Fire and Rescue and Hastings Rural were on scene, as well as the Hastings Police Department, Adams County Emergency Management, Hastings Utilities, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

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