An Omaha Fire Captain tells WOWT a wood-burning stove is to blame for an early morning house fire on Pasadena Avenue near 14th Street.
Crews were called in just before 7 A.M. on Monday. Flames from the basement stove spread through the chimney and out the roof.
Most of the damage was contained to the chimney area, though fire fighters had to cut out a large area of the roof in order to douse the flames.
Fire Captain Mark Driscoll says the fire was only half the battle. With wind chills estimated as low as -30 at the time, the cold and ice also presented a significant obstacle. "We have to watch for slips and falls," Dricoll stated.
The two residents of the home are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
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