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Third fire at South Omaha building under investigation

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Updated: Jun. 6, 2021 at 6:03 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The cause of fire at a building for the third time is being investigated by the Omaha Fire Department.

Similar to a fire alarm sent to a building near South 24th Street in April, another alarm was sent to the same building on Friday, June 4. The release reports the building as a multi-level, vacant, unsecured, wood-framed former funeral parlor.

The crews saw smoke while approaching the building and worked on the fire at 11:52 a.m. They were able to get it under control by 12:06 p.m.

The release also states there’s heavy fire damage and vandalism with heavy squatters’ presence in the area and building. It’s also reported there are no utilities.

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