Dog Runs Away After House Catches Fire

By: Katie Stukey Email
By: Katie Stukey Email

Two people were forced out into the cold when a fire started inside their Omaha home Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the house near 160th and Davenport around 3:30 a.m. They found flames coming from the back of the home, which quickly spread to the attic.

Emergency responders say the two residents, a man and a woman, escaped from the house, though the man sprained his ankle getting out. Their dog ran away when the blaze started. Their cat was found dead inside.

The Nebraska Humane Society was called in to help. They tell us the missing puppy was a 4 month old retriever. As of Thursday afternoon, they did not know whether or not the puppy had been found.

Investigators have not said what caused the fire. WOWT will continue to follow the investigation and share any new information we learn.

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