Crews battle fire at Aurora Dollar General

AURORA, Neb. -- Everybody made it out safely Thursday night after a fire broke out at the Dollar General store in Aurora.

The first emergency calls came in shortly after 8 p.m., and crews remained on scene well past 11 p.m. as they continued to control the fire. Emergency personnel on scene said it's too early to tell what may have caused the fire, but they did reveal that a lot of their efforts were taking place toward the back of the building, to the east and south.

Smoke was billowing out of the roof of the building for hours while crews battled what was left of the fire inside. Early estimations easily have the damages to the building in the thousands of dollars, but there fortunately are no injuries to report from the incident.

Crews continued to battle the fire well into the night in sub-freezing temperatures, as readings were as low as just two degrees by around 10 p.m. Aurora Police as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office also assisted at the scene by blocking off both northbound and southbound traffic on Highway 14 from Highway 34 south.

Store management on the scene said due to the extensive damage, the store will be closed for the foreseeable future, and that any further information regarding the Dollar General store in Aurora will be coming from the company's corporate offices.