Firefighters pull man from apartment fire in Grand Island

Grand Island Police vehicle blocking Yund St. area where firefighters worked to put out an apartment fire. (Source: Grand Island Police Department)
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One person was taken to the hospital and others were displaced after a fire Monday night in east Grand Island.

The Grand Island Fire Department responded to the structure fire around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex at 615 Yund Street.

Grand Island Fire Battalion Chief Bryan Stutzman said when crews arrived on the scene, one of the units in the fourplex was fully engulfed in flames.

Stutzman said it was one of the apartments on the top floor of the two level building.

Crews did an initial blitz attack from the outside where they spray water onto the building. They they go in to continue their interior attack.

That's when Stutzman said firefighters found one of the occupants inside. The man was unconscious. They were able to get him out of the building and transported him to CHI Health St. Francis. His condition is not known at this time.

The fire was under control in about 15 minutes, but crews remained on the scene until around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Stutzman said a few others were displaced due to water and smoke damage to the apartments.

The Red Cross was called out to help them out.

Authorities say the cause of the fire was electrical and the State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire was not intentional.